Trust In God, Not Human Nature

Trust In God, Not Human Nature

I’m lying in my bed listening to the rain pattering outside. It’s been a long day, reminding me of the old saying, “When it rains, it pours.” Life has been a bit hectic lately, but that’s nothing new really. It’s the feeling that I’m losing a handle on it that can be...
Abiding in Christ

Abiding in Christ

On a recent trip to England I took my group of high school students to Grasmere, in the Lakes District. Their reactions included comments like, “I want to stay here!” and “Do we have to leave?” They were moved by the beauty and serenity of the location, and, having...
Let Go

Let Go

A few days ago my wife and I were taking a Sabbath walk, and I asked her to pray about what I should have for this message. Immediately she answered, “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). That happened so fast I thought it must be from God so here we go!...
Give it All to Him

Give it All to Him

Job was a great man. God went as far as to say that he was “perfect.” That’s some high praise coming from the Almighty. Job also experienced great tragedy in his life that led him to question God’s care for him and others. The pain he experienced led to many...
The Sabbath: the Increase of His Government

The Sabbath: the Increase of His Government

The first week of June is when the Holscher family takes their annual pilgrimage to Cape Cod.  Our tradition started around the time we moved inland to upstate New York in 1994.  It came from a desire to have something for all the children (spanning 20 years in age...