Wow! Have you ever noticed how time passes by so quickly? School starts—then it ends; and another year is over. For me, that cycle has continued for almost 42 years; but this year that cycle ends, as I have retired from denominational work. Oh, at the time of this writing I’m still working three-quarter time, […]
Is it time for our children to leave the cities? That may sound like a strange question, but, dear reader, don’t tune out just yet. Let me tell you what’s been on my mind. On September 1, 1939, the British government began execution of a plan called “Operation Pied Piper.” The purpose of Pied Piper […]
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The Master Teacher shows us by example that training is necessary to effect change, growth, and development, and we are also admonished to train up our children in the way that they should go. Throughout the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, God has provided various symbols, methods, and lessons to develop our character into one […]
Throughout my ministry, I have seen many youth, young adults, and adults struggling with various battles in their lives. One of the most difficult battles is to be unforgiving. A young girl came up to me and said, “Pastor Peralta, I cannot forgive my mother; she hates me and she abandoned me.” A youth from […]
“And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man”—Luke 2:52. It is an incredible thought that Jesus not only grew physically, but mentally, as well. He didn’t come to earth pre-programmed with knowledge of the scriptures and His rescue mission. He learned, just as we do. Mary and Joseph had […]
While enjoying the scenery at a local pond, Cesar Perozo’s afternoon took a shocking turn when he made a split-second decision to assist a woman whose SUV plunged into the cold waters on Friday, October 14. Perozo, who is pastor of the Stoneham church in Stoneham, Massachusetts, was with a friend at Spy Pond in […]