Pain, Sorrow, Suffering, and Death

The issue of why God allows suffering, death, pain, and sorrow is one of the most challenging questions ever asked. If you or someone you know is experiencing the heartache of a tragedy, unusual pain, sorrow or suffering right now, this article may help them understand the bigger picture. I hope it will be encouraging….


Getting Through Difficult Times

As I write this article, many of my friends are enduring painful circumstances. Please take a moment and consider the travail that each situation offers. One friend lost her mother just a few days ago. Another friend is overwhelmed with sorrow, because he lost his fiancé in September. A relative lost his job and he…


Two Big Pictures Make One

From time to time it is important that we interrupt the normal process of Bible study in the Day Star and gather up a number of lose ends so that we don't lose sight of the big picture. Since this is our first issue for year 2000, I thought a summary statement about two topics…


The Harsh Reality of God's Amazing Grace

I was happy to hear the announcement that Dr. Bertrand Piccard and co-pilot Brian Jones had successfully circled the world in a balloon! Think of it; they traveled more than 29,000 miles with nothing more than the wind for propulsion! Although it took them about three weeks to achieve this feat, they are the first…