Eternal Perspectives

WHEN I SURVEY THE WONDROUS CROSS

Without idolizing the cross on which Jesus died, we need to remember the seriousness of it and the life-changing impact it has in our Christian walk. Eternal Perspectives      by Sally Bair The Wondrous Cross   While growing up on the farm, I often visited the lone beechnut tree that stood like a sentinel at the…

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RUNNING THE RACE

Let’s face it. We all like to win a race, even if it’s first in line at the grocery store. But Jesus has something important to say about trying to be first.  Eternal Perspectives      by Sally Bair  The Best Race  I’m not athletically inclined so never entered a foot race. I found early on that…

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FOG VERSUS SUNSHINE

We often encounter fog this time of year, when the weather can’t make up its mind to let the sun shine so it can do its spring thing, or cover it over with fog. Eternal Perspectives      by Sally Bair Contrasts This time of year often brings foggy mornings, times when every little thing outside…

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ARE YOU READY FOR THAT DAY?

It’s in our nature to put off certain decisions, thinking we’ll live to see another day … and another … and another. Some decisions we don’t want to delay, and the most important is where we will spend eternity. Eternal Perspectives        by Sally Bair  Ready or not? A tabloid headline once screamed, “Christ will return…

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ETERNAL PERSPECTIVES: GOD LOVES FROGS TOO

Soon it will be the season for the peepers to sing, one of Spring’s delightful sounds. Then come the bigger frogs, a gardener’s best friend. And to think that God cares about each one, even as He cares for you. Eternal Perspectives       by Sally Bair God and Frogs I read a story about a woman…

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JESUS IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

The sun is shining and the snow is white. God’s blessing to show us that not all is darkness. Eternal Perspectives      by Sally Bair Light Overcomes Darkness  As far as weather goes, it seems like the whole country has been engulfed in darkness. The relentless snows and wind make for dark days, dark thoughts and…

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THE IMPORTANCE OF PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Our past, and that of our family and ancestors, can make us feel either proud or ashamed, depending on their deeds, background or reputation. With God, our past doesn’t matter. He sees us as we are today. What a blessing! Eternal Perspectives      by Sally Bair Past, present and future  My mom researched both her parents’…

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LOVE IS ALWAYS IN THE AIR

In today’s society, we often use the term “love” loosely and without thought. But the word has several meanings, of which we need to be aware. I offer you three. Eternal Perspectives      by Sally Bair Love Valentine’s Day may be over, but love never ends. And in the Bible, it has several forms. Eros, a…

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SURRENDERING TO GOD IS A GOOD THING

Many of us are prisoners of something or someone, whether it is a family member, an illness, or a problem we don’t know how to solve. But God is able to free us. All we need to do is ask in faith. Eternal perspectives      by Sally Bair Surrender When I was young, during the Second…

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THE CYCLES OF LIFE

Beginnings and endings fascinate me. Being a writer, whether of fiction or truth, I learned that a good beginning also demands a good ending. We probably all can recall reading stories that didn’t satisfy us because of a slow or poorly-written beginning, or an ending that gave no emotional satisfaction. A strong, sturdy beginning with…

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