April 2017 Insights Online

In “Hope: The Anchor for Your Soul,” Chuck Swindoll looks at the difficulty of trying to hold on to hope when doubt drags you toward despair. In Terry Boyle's article, “Gardening Season,” he mulls over the biblical texts of Easter and the contrast between two garden trials.

Hope: The Anchor for Your Soul
Hope. It’s the one thing you and I cannot live without. But trying to hold on to hope can take all your strength, particularly when hope’s old enemy, doubt, drags you toward despair.
Gardening Season
As I spend time mulling over the biblical texts of Easter, I’m struck by the contrast between two garden trials. The first, through Adam, when mankind was tested in Eden and failed—we quite literally fell for it. The second, on the night He was betrayed, Jesus was also tested in a garden. These two trials were both set in gardens, but the outcomes...