A Call To Revival

Scripture: Psalm 85: 1-7 When the months of April to September appear, as the year creeps along, they bring with them waves of dust, shrivelled wheat coloured foliage and limited precipitation. In some Caribbean islands, water tanks are set up as a defensive shield against the possibility of drought and arid conditions. Rain, a source…

Genuine Beauty

“I think missionaries are beautiful people because they carry treasure so that those searching can find it.” –Minister Allan Howard What does it mean to be beautiful? It exceeds just glamour, it is more than skin deep. A good dictionary would emphasize that in order to be beautiful one has to epitomize a very high and…

The Living Water

The Artibonite River meanders from the high mountains of the Dominican Republic, through vast Haitian plains down to the rolling emerald waves of the sea. It marks the boundary between Lubin and a neighbouring village. We assume that the dark water is at least an intimidating ninety foot width. The jade forest lacing the banks…

That Our Souls May Truly Bless Him

It is Sunday and the church is full to the brim. Neatly dressed children huddle together and a tired head finds comfort in a neighbour’s lap. Red roses cascade from the ceiling in some places and cerulean paper rings tumble down in others. It has taken arduous hours of work to adorn the church in…

I Will Search

The village of Lubin sits still within the Artibonite Valley. A cornmeal coloured savannah sprawls out until its fingertips reach patches of shrubbery and tiny inlets. Then in the distance, the landscape escalates into rigid, elevated, mountainous, breath-taking terrain. When you are yanked out of the speed of city life, you notice tiny things. You…

The Wedding You Don’t Want to Miss

Rev. 19:9 – Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb… One of the most daunting tasks any person can go through is preparing for a wedding. Well, of course, unless someone else is planning it. The guest list seems to be a dream to compile. It’s pretty easy. Friends and family…

The Still Small Voice

1 Kings 19:11 – 12 says, “And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake…

Him Whom my Soul Loveth

In Solomon Chapter 3, the Shullamite woman discovers that she cannot find the one her heart loves. Love possesses a profound nature, one which supersedes lust, liking or any other mild and fleeting emotion. It is completely overwhelming. Song of Solomon 8:6 indicates that it is as strong as death with jealousy as enduring as…

The Balance in Faithfulness

For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also -James 2:26 Sometimes we do not study and expect to pass an examination. We do not do our share of the work and sprawled on the lap of laziness somehow expect our employer’s approval for our “dedication”. On the…