With Childlike Faith in the Risen Lamb

Then when they were alone, he turned to the disciples and said, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you have seen. I tell you, many prophets and kings longed to see what you see, but they didn’t see it. And they longed to hear what you hear, but they didn’t hear it.” (Luke 10:23-24 NLT)Continue reading “With Childlike Faith in the Risen Lamb”

Words Unfading and Unchanging

“Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass awayContinue reading “Words Unfading and Unchanging”

The God “Who IS”

In the Hebrew scriptures, the divine name Yahweh literally means “I AM WHO I AM” (Ex. 3:14). He is the God “who is.” Yahweh was the prized name for God among the Israelites. Known as the tetragrammaton, the pronunciation of this four-letter term in Hebrew, which never appears with its own vowels, is debated. ItContinue reading “The God “Who IS””

Back to School Greetings

Greetings subscribers and fellow bloggers. I hope you are well! May you find strength in God today as your refuge and strong tower. We find rich encouragement from the Psalmist, who exclaimed: I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,my God, in whom I trust.” (Psalm 91:2, NIV) My heartContinue reading “Back to School Greetings”

Reflections on a “Pentecostal” Anniversary

Delighted to offer a shout-out to my folks, Tim and Joy Palma, who this week celebrated their 50th wedding Anniversary! It’s hard for me to wrap my mind around 50 years. I mean, that’s 5 decades. I haven’t even been alive for that long. An example from the Bible I think helps conceptualize their marriage’sContinue reading “Reflections on a “Pentecostal” Anniversary”

“My Mother’s Smile: A Letter to My Children”

Guest post by Joy Palma It is always a pleasure to share these pages with like-minded people. In commemoration of 50 years since the passing of my grandma Theresa Rubbo, I would like to share again the post by my mom, Joy Palma, dedicated to her memory. The piece is written from her heart, cherishingContinue reading ““My Mother’s Smile: A Letter to My Children””

Subscriber Promo, “Embracing Our Roots”

Holiday Greetings! I am delighted to announce to all my subscribers a discount on my recent book, Embracing Our Roots: Rediscovering the Value of Faith, Family, and Tradition. The promo (50% OFF) is available via the publisher, https://wipfandstock.com/9781725293144/embracing-our-roots/, with the code ROOTS1, through the end of December. Happy Thanksgiving and God’s richest blessings to youContinue reading “Subscriber Promo, “Embracing Our Roots””

A Mothers’ Day Tribute

Strength and dignity are her clothing,    and she laughs at the time to come.She opens her mouth with wisdom,    and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.She looks well to the ways of her household,    and does not eat the bread of idleness.Her children rise up and call her happy. ~Proverbs 31:25-28, NRSV It’s that time ofContinue reading “A Mothers’ Day Tribute”