Posts by Wally Hostetter

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“God, are you…?”

by Wally Hostetter

There are some subjects of conversation that we, as followers of Christ, tend to avoid. The topics I speak of are those that augment the tension between two world views, the Christian and the non-Christian. These opposing views will never find common ground.  The Christian view embraces the supernatural while the non-Christian view remains that […]

The Impact of Discipleship

by Wally Hostetter

I received the call at 5:30 in the evening. My pastor asked me to meet him at the church so we could visit a family in their home that night. All the way there I was trembling. How could I go into a family’s home and talk to them about Jesus?  I’d only known Him […]

The Old Rugged Cross

by Wally Hostetter

The empty Cross is a historic symbol of the Christian faith. It signifies the form of death our Savior, Jesus Christ, suffered on our behalf. Its place in the Church has long been honored. We love the cross! We love the one who was on that Cross. We embrace what He accomplished through His work on that […]

Hoops of Steel

by Wally Hostetter

“You can go through life and make new friends every year – every month practically – but there was never any substitute for those friendships of childhood that survive into adult years. Those are the ones in which we are bound to one another with hoops of steel.”  –Alexander McCall Smith, The No. 1 Ladies’ […]

Easter Memories

by Wally Hostetter

Easter is my favorite day of the year.  I remember awaking to the warm sunlight in my southern home town. It was most often mid to late April when Easter fell.  We were up early. The sunrise service was actually early, 6:30am.  All the colors of the beautiful dresses, and the hats the women had purchased just for […]

The Secret of Test Taking

by Wally Hostetter

I was never a crammer when it came to finals as a student. I preferred preparing a little bit every day and then reviewing right before the test came. Consequently, I wasn’t really stressed while taking the test. Although that wasn’t necessarily always the case when the grade came back! Testing is part of the Christian walk. As a […]

The Secret Place (in my wallet)

by Wally Hostetter

He’s there every time I use the Michigan Ave exit off Highway 127 in Lansing. Standing on the corner with a cardboard sign. “Homeless Vet. Will work for food. Anything will help.”  He never approaches my car, but I see him out of the corner of my eye. If we make eye contact, I’m stuck. […]