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Williamsport—Islam is a religion of peace and submission to Almighty God (the translation of God in Arabic is Allah).

“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world” (James 1:27 ESV).

With the governor’s orders to stay home for our safety from the Covid-19 pandemic, we find ourselves in an uncertain state. Being home for this length of time is unusual, and many are understandably fearful of going out. We do not know what is going on. We feel alienated with mandated social…

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Church services are one of many institutions that have been impacted by the COVID-19 situation, but resilient believers have found ways around meeting restrictions using technology. Many, but not all churches have all of their Sermons archived on their websites, allowing easy access to those…

This is weird. I look around my house, and it looks the same. I watch the branches of trees bud just like they should in spring. The birds chirp, and the squirrels and rabbits play, just like they always do. And yet…

I was recently at a safety training seminar, and the instructor said, “We tend to believe that in a crisis people will rise to the occasion and meet the challenge, but that is not true. We only rise to the level of our training.”

Time passes swiftly. Ready or not, the hands of time propel us forward into a future filled with uncertainty, yet never void of purpose.

Many people collect items that bring them joy or remind them of a time in life or a moment of strength. The symbol I enjoy is the anchor. I latched on to a scripture a few years ago that helps me hold on when the “storms of life” try to “blow me out to sea.” Hebrews 6:19 says this: “For we h…

A dear friend of mine is going through chemotherapy treatments. Wednesday morning found her on my heart. After leaving the campus where I minister, I decided to pick up flowers and a muffin to take to her office. She wasn’t there. In fact, she was off receiving her treatment. I left the flow…

Luke 8:26-39 tells the story of Jesus and a distressed man. His name is “Legion.” He’d lost his real name, his given name, his family name a long time ago. Now he’s known only by a label: “Legion.”

Around this time, we are all beginning our resolutions for the new year. For many of us, it means that we will commit to lose those stubborn pounds gained over the holiday season. For others, it will mean reading more books or being kinder to those around us. Embarrassingly, my resolutions t…