We are called in the Christian faith to a life of responsibility and trust, a life of love and forgiveness, a life of meaning and purposeful service in whatever corner of humanity God has placed us.  Those who have heeded that clear call through Christ in their marriages have found, in truth, that it is precisely in

Forgiveness is a process – a journey.  As much as we might like forgiveness to be a “forgive and forget” moment, lives do not work that way.  Old hurts have a way of resurfacing as we are led to examine a new facet of a wound we hoped had healed.  Forgiveness is a commitment to face life

“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”    — C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses, 1980, p. 125   “It is to the prodigals…that the memory of their Father’s house comes back.  If the son had lived economically he would never have thought

Reflections—Inspirational Thoughts “To let my loving Saviour work in me His will, my sanctification, is what I would livefor by His grace.  Abiding, not striving nor struggling; looking oft unto Him, trusting Him for present power; …resting in the love of an almighty Savior, in the joy of a complete salvation… this is not new, and yet

“Christmas comes not only to those who choose to seek it, like Simeon and Anna (Luke 2:22-38), but also to those who are indifferent and preoccupied.  It invites them to share its benefits.”      —Ellsworth Kalas, Christmas From The Backside     So we live, “abounding in hope,” a hope that is given substance by what

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Gift to the King! Christmas 2016 Dear HCPC Family and Friends, After a time of deliberation and prayer, we have selected Agape Cumberland Presbyterian Church as our Christmas Offering recipient.  Agape CPC is a New Church Development in El Paso which is being led by Pastors Freddy and Lyvia Rincon. This New Church Development is a work

Inspirational thoughts- The shepherds’ Christmas story is one that says, we, mere human beings, can feel God’s presence in the middle of a dark night, or while we go about our humble business …. And the proof of God’s presence among us will not come by seeing the material blessings of the wealthy and the

The Incarnation is the place… where hope contends with fear.  –Kathleen Norris, cited in Christianity Today, December 6, 1999, 49.   A Prayer to avoid the Panic:  O most loving Father, you who will us to give thanks for all things, to dread nothing but the loss of yourself and to cast all our care

If the Lord Jehovah makes us wait, let us do so with our whole hearts; for blessed are all they that wait for Him.  He is worth waiting for.  The waiting itself is beneficial to us:  it tries faith, exercises patience, trains submission, and endears the blessing when it comes. The Lord’s people have always been

“The human spirit will not even begin to try to surrender self-will as long as all seems to be well with it….  God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains:  it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.   —C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain “Here’s a good rule

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