Grace and Peace to You

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. This is the beautiful and encouraging greeting of the Apostle Paul in most of his thirteen letters that are part of our New Testament. Four of the letters—Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon, and Philippians—are known as the Prison Epistles. The “grace and peace” […]

Pastors’ Pearls – Rosemond Anaba

Introduction by Gayla Bagwell What a blessing it was to have Rosemond Anaba come to Colorado all the way from her country of Ghana, Africa! Rosemond is a very lovely pastor’s wife who serves as a strong leader alongside her husband Pastor Eastwood Anaba at their church, Fountain Gate Chapel. It was such an honor […]

The Joy Exchange

We can all relate to standing in the dreaded “Returns” line at the department store, attempting to bring something back that just isn’t right. Whether it wasn’t the right fit, the right color, or the right style, you wait in line for what seems like an eternity. In fact, you are sure you have sprouted […]

Still Dreaming

Can God trust you with a delayed dream? The great American poet, Langston Hughes, asked: What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run?…1 Scripture states: “Hope deferred maketh the heart sick…” (Proverbs 13:12 KJV). Unfortunately, life circumstances have a […]

Healing Grace

Born-again believers are empowered with God’s grace to heal others. Jesus said, “These signs shall follow them that believe; in my name they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover” (Mark 16:17 KJV). In other words, if you have confessed Jesus as Lord—that He died and redeemed you from sin—you are authorized and […]

Israel: Where The Love Story Begins

The Bible shares the love story of God and His people. This story, and our Christian faith, are founded in Israel. In life, when you care about someone, you want to know more about them. This trip was a way to share in the journey—to see where Jesus grew and began His ministry, to visit […]

My Prayer Closet

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”1 These words by Ralph Waldo Emerson have proven to be true over and over again during my time hosting a live, call-in radio show in Denver. In those five years, I interviewed high-profile Christian authors who offered insights on overcoming adversity by remaining […]

Testimony of Grace

I have been touched by God’s grace all my life. Grace is often defined as the unmerited favor of God; it is a gift that you can’t earn and don’t deserve. I didn’t know it at the time but I see it now in retrospect. As a little girl, I was touched by things of […]

Faith Doesn’t Take No for an Answer (Part 2)

Even after the Canaanite woman was told she didn’t “qualify,” she continued to worship Jesus and put her unashamed desperation on display. “But He answered and said, ‘It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs’” (Matthew 15:26 NKJV). Now He has insulted her! Talk about adding insult […]

Faith Doesn’t Take No for an Answer (Part 1)

Let me tell you a story about a woman who was determined to see her daughter set free, no matter what obstacle tried to get in her way. The story is taken out of Matthew 15:21-28, which tells of a Canaanite woman who went to where Jesus was, crying out to Him to be merciful […]