Let’s be clear. This worldwide pandemic is a tragedy. Thousands have died, hundreds of thousands have been infected with the virus, and only God knows how many more lives it will touch. But with tragedy and trial, you often find blessing. Think of the words of Joseph to his brothers. “As for you, you meant […]Read More 7 Blessings of COVID-19
Just wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. It is hard to believe that another year came and went, but here we are in December, less than a week away from Christmas. With us having youngsters, you can just imagine all the changes that that occur over the course of […]Read More Merry Christmas 2017 from the Stegeman Family
I would like to congratulate John Stumbo on being elected as the new president of the U.S. Christian & Missionary Alliance. John has filled many roles within the C&MA over the past 30 years, including pastor, administrator, and most recently a District Superintendent. Other than watching a few videos that featured him, I don’t know […]Read More John Stumbo: New President of the C&MA
What if you knew you only had a short time to live? When my grandpa was dying many years ago, my family gathered around his bedside where he gave each of us some parting words. He told us the things he felt were most important for us to know and do. I will never forget grandpa telling me […]Read More Living With Eternity in Mind
The year that is drawing towards its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail […]Read More Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation
As a Canadian living south of the border, I have the privilege of celebrating two Thanksgivings – one in October (Canadian) and one in November (American). For all my American friends out there, today is not just Columbus Day; it’s Canadian Thanksgiving. This celebration dates back to 1957 when the Canadian Parliament declared: “A Day […]Read More Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!
August 1st 2012 was a monumental day for our family. We welcomed little John David Daniel into the world – all 9 pounds 8 ounces of him. Truly, he is a precious gift from God. Less than 24 hours later (19 to be exact) our family said goodbye to our dear Grandmother, Theresa Solinger, who […]Read More He Gives and Takes Away
A.W. Tozer: “Simpson’s songs were more than songs; they were slogans. Their value to the Society (the Christian & Missionary Alliance) lay in their power to compress into a single sentence a cluster of dynamic ideas and set those ideas singing in the hearts of believing men. Simpson – consciously or unconsciously, I am not […]Read More A.B. Simpson and Hymn Writing
“A SOLEMN COVENANT: The Dedication of Myself to God.” By Albert Benjamin Simpson Saturday, January 19, 1861 “O Thou everlasting and almighty God, Ruler of the universe, Thou who madest this world and me, Thy creature upon it, Thou who art in every place beholding the evil and the good, Thou seest Me at this […]Read More A.B. Simpson Covenant
This is the last in a series of posts on Christianity and Politics by Steve Dobo. Here are a few suggestions I would make to any Christian voter: First, I believe a Christian should vote. There are those who say that Jesus would have been apathetic towards politics and not even have voted. However, I […]Read More How Should A Christian Vote?