For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.~Ephesians 2:10 I celebrated my birthday recently. I'm not going to tell you how old I am...Most people are shocked at my age anyway, since youthful genes run in my family. Additionally, I'm quite… Continue reading To Be Alive.
"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Bless… Continue reading The Word on Wednesday-Love, Zeal, and Joy.
Did you ever think being a Christian would make your life...easier? I think a lot of Christians are in that boat. We think (even subconciously) that knowing Jesus and the truth about salvation will make this earthly life a breeze. It is true that knowing our Savior and the waves of grace makes life manageable, and… Continue reading Christian=Spared From Troubles?
"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep… Continue reading The Word on Wednesday-Seasons.
Strength isn't built overnight. It comes through weathering stormy seasons and emerging after you didn't think it was possible. It is like building muscle. You can't build muscle unless you are consistently working out and even gradually moving up to more difficult workouts or higher weights. You build strength by weathering small and large storms.… Continue reading Pondering Strength.
"Then Jesus said to His disciples, "Whoever wants to be My disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow Me."~Matthew 16:24 A new year seems to signal hope for many people. Yet many are struggling with heavy crosses, wondering when the joy in a new year will come. One family lost a… Continue reading Carrying Heavy Crosses.
"Faith is not a light that scatters all our darkness, but a lamp that guides our steps in the night and suffices for the journey. To those who suffer, God does not provide arguments that explain everything; rather, God’s response is that of an accompanying presence, a history of goodness that touches every story of… Continue reading The Light of Faith, and Reality of Suffering