Dorothy Nimchuk

Defining Moment

Pen in hand and a fresh scroll in front of him, Luke assayed to address his longtime acquaintance, Theophilus, concerning the strange happenings in the last while. Where to begin? Though not an eyewitness, Luke had numerous contacts with those who were, along with an accurate knowledge of historical events that reinforced the veracity of […]

The Mysteries

Everyone loves a good mystery. It challenges us. Man is ever self-challenged to conquer the world: Nebuchadnezzar, Darius the Mede, Cyrus the Persian, Alexander the Great, and Rome, to name a few. Alexander cried when there were no more worlds to conquer. But wait: More worlds are on our horizon! Man looks upward into the […]

The Red Line

Faced with eviction from the only home they had ever known, Adam and Eve were escorted out of their garden paradise. Adam remembered the warning words of God: “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in […]


Venturing out on the lonely highways and byways of Asia Minor in the days of the early church put travelers at risk of robbers, beatings, and other perils. Seafaring journeyers also faced multiple dangers, and the apostle Paul experienced them all, on land and sea alike. Perhaps the hardest thing he had to endure was […]

Don’t Just Stand There!

He was not just a good man who happened to do miracles. Jesus broke with all conventions, doing the unexpected, associating with the downtrodden, ignored, and forgotten outcasts of the earth. Reaching down, lifting up, He did not fill the role assigned Him by the Jews. They figured a proper Messiah would behave far differently […]

statue of moses

Portrait of a Leader: The Making of Moses

What the making of Moses means for us.

A Vibrant Church

“I’m going to be a Power Ranger when I grow up!” declared our four-year-old granddaughter. “You can be anything you want to be,” assured her dad. She then reversed his earlier question. “Daddy, what do you want to be when you grow up?”Caught somewhat off guard, he responded that he was already grown, with a […]

Blood-Washed Genes

“I’ll absolutely die if I can’t have these stonewashed jeans. All my friends have them!” “Foolish priorities,” we may respond. But what of our own concerns? What are we willing to forego to satisfy our whims? No tickets to the Super Bowl, so we’re willing to concede to the scalpers’ prices? Max the credit cards, […]

Prelude to Glory

A cry arose from the throats of the milling throng: “Hosanna! He’s coming in the name of the Lord! May He be truly blessed!” Leafy tree branches and robes strewn in the roadway created a “red carpet” welcome. Children begged to be lifted higher to see this great spectacle — a Man riding on a […]

The Orchard

Let the bank take over and forget it. We can’t keep the place going. There’s no future here. It was the 1920s, and a major Depression breathed down their necks. Reeling from the death of their doctor-husband and father, the Crockett family made a nearly unanimous decision to desert the orchard. The daughter, Adele (Kitty) […]