The Wizard of Oz and God

By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope* Jesus It’s safe to say that the vast majority of Americans have seen the movie, The Wizard of Oz—and likely many times over.  But have you ever looked at it and found a Christian message in the story?  Let’s look at the story...

Do we have Guardian Angels?

In recent years angels have become a popular subject.  TV shows, movies, and books present images of angels and portray their works.  All too often they are wrongly depicted, and most often there is little or no mention of the One who created the angels. While we know...

The devil made me do it!

  By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope* Jesus  We are so often quick to say, “the devil made me do it?”  But did he really?  Should we attribute our sin to his tempting and what about our afflictions or trials?  Do those come from spiritual attacks?   [Note before...

Does God eat?

QuestionDid God actually eat some of the offerings provided by the Israelites as He instructed? Is eating one of the activities God was doing with the presence of the cloud in the Tabernacle?  God said some of the offerings were for the Levite Priest, but not all of...

What Is My Purpose In Life?

If you want to live a purpose driven life you, first need to know what your purpose is. A number of years back there was a book that addressed man’s purpose in life.  While the book was overwhelmingly received, it did not really answer the question as well as...

Lessons from a NYC Taxi Driver

By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope* Jesus I recently read this story on a Facebook page.  This story is guaranteed to touch your heart and create in you a desire to share God’s love with others. Now….before you go checking to see if the story is true, I’ll tell you...