REV. DR. RICHARD HOWELL

Jesus, the prince  of peace

Jesus, the prince of peace

Jenny turned to Jesus in what was turning out to be an ever-spiralling climate of violence. Flipping through the pages...

Failure is not an obstacle

Failure is not an obstacle

Paul knew he blew it. He had succumbed to a temptation and allowed Satan to get the better of him. ...

Women’s spiritual democracy

Women’s spiritual democracy

Divya is a charismatic woman; educated, talented, courageous and hardworking. Her presence is felt in any room, the moment she...

Overcome extreme frustration

Overcome extreme frustration

Sudhir knows that challenges to spiritual living can create heightened levels of tension and our emotions rage and contradict what...

How to assess our spiritual health

How to assess our spiritual health

When Sudhir has a fever he uses a thermometer to find out its intensity. Most of us would do the...

God’s love  empowers us

God’s love empowers us

Nikhil openly shares his inadequacies as he says there are times when he cannot comprehend how God can bring anything...

Experiencing the joy of Jesus

Experiencing the joy of Jesus

James was surprised to find out that following Jesus Christ was not a kill joy experience. As he started reading...

Death, a doorway to heaven

Death, a doorway to heaven

Vincent Singh’s life motto was “for to me to live is Christ and to die is gain” (Phil. 1:21). To...

Jesus Christ transforms life

Jesus Christ transforms life

Vincent Singh’s encounter with Christ brought about a visible change in his lifestyle. He had experienced freedom, forgiveness and a...

The wide and narrow roads

The wide and narrow roads

Vincent Singh was the apple of his mother’s eye. Even as a child he was loving, responsible and respectful. As...

God loves us the way we are

God loves us the way we are

Emma was not always content with the talents God had given her. However, reading the family story of Mary, Martha...

Heart, the home  of the Spirit

Heart, the home of the Spirit

Paul knows that even though it is God’s design to bring about a new creation—a new earth and a new...

God is with us

God is with us

Ronny knows that uncertainty and contingency are a part and parcel of human existence. The tragedy that strikes us and...

God is with us  and in us

God is with us and in us

Rohan celebrates Christmas joyfully, as he remembers the descent of God in the person of Jesus Christ.  Rohan’s faith is...

Jesus, the living ­avatar

Jesus, the living ­avatar

Deepak in great excitement shared about his living and vital relationship with Jesus Christ to Sona, his friend. In surprise...

Freedom with God

Freedom with God

John was sad to see people jubilantly indulge in wayward behaviour. John dared to shed light on some of his...

New life in Christ

New life in Christ

Tina’s encounter with Christ transformed her life. As the Bible teaches, If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has...

Victory over  temptation

Victory over temptation

Ajay knows that no one can honestly say that temptations do not hound them and entice them to do wrong....

Let Christ-like  attitude govern us

Let Christ-like attitude govern us

Joseph complained about the verbal and behavioural daggers he encountered to his friend. In return, he expected words of sympathy....

Overcome evil with good

Overcome evil with good

Joanna is determined to overcome evil with good. The source of her strength is her personal relationship with Christ Jesus...

Refinement into Christlikeness

Refinement into Christlikeness

Sadhana has learned, by God’s grace, that the tough times she faced had a refining effect. And refining takes time. ...

Satthianadhan: The first novelist

Satthianadhan: The first novelist

Krupabai Satthianadhan(1862 – 1894) was the first Indian woman to write a novel in English. Her autobiographical novel Saguna: A...

Worship is an expression of love

Worship is an expression of love

Melanie knows her purpose of existence; to love God and her neighbour as herself. She acknowledges God as the source...

Desire Christ-like love and fellowship

Desire Christ-like love and fellowship

Ramona’s life is firmly undergirded in the transforming truth of God’s love. Fellowshipping with God fills her with unspeakable joy....