Dudley's Blog

Abundant Joy in the Midst of Stressful Times

In the midst of stress, worry, trials, fear, and uncertainty, how can we obtain the abundant joy that God promises throughout the Bible to those who love Him? Truly possessing joy and peace seems almost impossible in these tumultuous times, doesn’t it? But in reality, facing troubles in this life is nothing new. The Book of James in the New Testament tells us that troubles are inevitable: “Consider it pure joy my brothers whenever you…

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How Do You Respond to the Light of Christmas?

Throughout history, God often chooses the humble things of this world to make His glory known, and one of the most beautiful examples of this truth is Christmas story, which is documented in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. First, we see a humble young woman—the virgin Mary—chosen to be the mother of the Savior of the world. Next, we see the man to whom Mary was engaged, Joseph, who wasn’t a rich or powerful…

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3 Ways to be a Peacemaker

If you were to look around the world today, you would be hard-pressed to find a single individual who was not experiencing conflict in some area of his or her life. Since the beginning of creation, man has been at odds with God and with each other. As a result, we have strife within families, rifts in friendships, war between countries, fighting between rival gangs and clans, and the list goes on and on. On…

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Where is God?

A few times in my life, I have stopped by the doctor’s office without an appointment. You might ask, “Why would you do that?” Well, perhaps the doctor was a friend of mine. Maybe it was a situation when I was just in the area, or it may have been because I needed to see a doctor. Whatever the reason, each time, I would walk into that doctor’s office without an appointment and ask three…

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