Creosote Faith—Trusting the Word of God in Challenging Environments

Creosote (Larrea tridentate)—also called greasewood, chaparral and gobernadora—is a resinous evergreen shrub that thrives in the warm deserts of North America, including the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, California and Mexico. This plant was designed by God to thrive in areas of extreme drought. It has the unique ability to impede the growth of other plants, …

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Abortion Survivors: The Real Victims of the War Against the Unborn

We’ve all heard the news: Someone in the Supreme Court leaked Justice Samuel Alito’s first draft of what may eventually be refined and presented as an official ruling on the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case to the moderate left-leaning news outlet, Politico. If you read all 65 pages of the document, available at …

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Done! How One Powerful Word in John 19:30 Sums up the Redemptive Work of Christ

So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. (John 19:30, NKJV) At the cross Jesus cried out, “Tetelestai!” a Greek verb that is the equivalent of the Hebrew word, asah, used in Psalm 22:31. The tense was perfect passive indicative—meaning it …

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Tending the Vine—How John 15:2 Shows the Father’s Care for Us

Some people have been feeling down lately because they seem to be sidelined from ministry. Many have loved ones they’re taking care of and have little time for anything else. Economic hardship has required some to return to paying jobs instead of faith-based work. Others have been overwhelmed by an unexpected crisis and are doing …

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Joining God and Man: Why Yahweh Chose the Tribe of Levi for the Priesthood

Have you ever wondered why Yahweh choose Levi out of all the tribes of Israel for the priesthood? He had twelve to pick from. What made the descendants of Leah’s third son so special anyway? Why did God select Aaron and his sons from the tribe of Levi to steward the holy articles of worship, …

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