Compline is the final devotion of the day in the ancient Daily Office of Christian prayers.
When a stroke changed her husband's life Melanie Hoover set herself a goal of writing something to encourage others, Over 100 of these are now gathered in her new book. This collection reflects the ups and downs of this season of life. It will encourage you to trust the Lord daily and find comfort in Him.
This is an annotated version of the Rite II worship liturgy from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer used by the Episcopal Church in America. This was handed out to confirmation class students I taught during my ministry as a parish deacon in central Florida.
Mark 4:30 He said, “How will we liken God’s Kingdom? Or with what parable will we illustrate it?" Jesus used over 30 parables to teach about the Kingdom of Heaven. His images and symbols were colorful and memorable. Just as often, the disciples were puzzled by them. Deacon Rick takes a slow, new look to try to understand the mysteries in the Kingdom Parables.
An examination of the Ten Commandments Moses brought down from Mt. Sinai, the two commands Jesus said summed them up, and the additional "new commandment" that Jesus delivered to his disciples at the Last Supper. Are they meant to define boundaries of behavior? Or are they better understood as the best orientation toward greater fulfillment in life?
Brenda Patterson has started over in Naples, Florida, at the Sea Spray Golf Resort. But someone is stealing wine served at the Club Restaurant. And then there's Evie, a young adopted girl out searching for her real mom. She has decided it must be Brenda! When will there be any time for romance? Melanie Leigh is the pen name of Christian Bible teacher and writer Melanie Hoover.
Amy Linden wants to start a new career with no plan or expectation for romance. But once she discovers her new boss in a far away city is the same cute boy she had a secret crush on at her church summer camp while growing up, she has to reconsider what God may be doing with her life! The author Melanie Leigh is the pen name of Christian Bible teacher and writer Melanie Hoover.
Our cicumstances surround us and many times overwhelm us. But are we really seeing our circumstances as they truly are? Melanie Hoover challenges us to take a deep breath, look again, and listen for a word of comfort and reassurance from Jesus.
"Sermons For Pilgrims" series. This is a story about what happened when a woman called me at church and wanted "someone to pray with me." As it turns out, that didn't happen because she hung up before we started.
A one-year daily devotional on the theme of "Listening For His Voice." The daily entries feature Scripture reflections, illustrations and poetry. Additional contributions included by Brucie Hibma, Rick Hoover and others.
He was singing in churches and as a guest on radio broadcasts even as a child. Here his assistant and friend of twenty years, Kenny Frontz, recounts Gary DeHaan's story including the encounters they had along
the way with other Christian singers and ministers like Andre Crouch, Bill Gaither and Billy Graham. He also shares the inside story of Gary's final struggle with terminal heart disease.
The pelican has a long church history as a symbol of Christ. This book is a collection of my essays that have appeared on my church blogs and elsewhere. They are an "overview while in flight" and include short Scripture studies and my observations on life as a servant of Christ.