Meet God daily through prayer and praise Enjoy a variety of bite-size Bible readings Build a lasting library for further study In this edition of WORDS OF LIFE Mark's Gospel provides glimpses into what Jesus teaches his disciples during his final ministry circuit. Guest writer Commissioner M. Christine MacMillan shares biblical perspective on social justice through God's word of creation, liberation and transformation related to our world today. We reflect on prayer, look into the Old Testament book of 1 Chronicles and then gain insights from three short epistles. A segment on trees provides visual aids for spiritual growth and we finish by looking into what Paul writes to the Christians in Corinth. On Sundays we continue to focus on the Psalms. 'And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight' (Philippians 1:9, New International Version).
Words of Life is written by Major Evelyn Merriam, an American Salvation Army officer. Born and primarily educated in the USA, she received her high school diploma from Canadian Academy in Kobe, Japan, her Bachelor's degree in education from Eastern Nazarene College, her officer's commission from The Salvation Army's training college in New York, and her Master's degree in writing from Manhattanville College. Evelyn and her husband have worked in Christian ministry with The Salvation Army for more than 35 years, five of them in Japan. Their other appointments (a mixture of pastoral and administrative responsibilities) have all been in north-eastern USA, Evelyn's most recent previous appointment being in the literary department in New York. The Merriams live in New York's Hudson Valley.