Whatever the cause, internal turmoil is the natural result of external instability. A tumultuous storm at sea picks up the ocean floor and tosses it about, making the water murky, dark, and foreboding. So likewise, the unpredictable circumstances of life unsettle us and cause us to feel tossed around. In those times, every manner of worry seems to rise to the surface of our souls. We often feel entangled in emotional seaweed and in danger of drowning in the murky waters of instability.
When my mother died, the Gospel became more real to me than ever before. I had already been a Christian for some time - I want to say about fifteen years or so by then, but there was something about the magnitude of what I believed that set in for me at her funeral. There... Continue Reading →
On July 4, 2018 my dad passed away. I believe for him it truly was Independence Day - the day that he met his Savior. My dad was a really amazing person. He couldn't read -- until he was an adult. Some thought he was mentally inept, but he was a genius - a real... Continue Reading →
In 1953 I was married in the Catholic Church. God gave us four boys and four girls. In 1974, my oldest daughter was invited to a service in a Baptist church, and I gave her my permission to go there.
“Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.” Proverbs 28:13 Confession of sin is an on-going practice in the life of every believer. It is a necessary part of maintaining fellowship with God. All believers continually struggle with sin in one form or another. Therefore, all... Continue Reading →
How can I escape my fear of man? Well, Witherspoon said, "It is only the fear of God that can deliver us from the fear of man." So I started checking out resources on the fear of God- and I came across this 2 minute sermon clip from John Piper. In it, he explains what... Continue Reading →
Walking in newness of life is about glorifying God and becoming holy. We do this by living our lives in the conscious reality of the awesome holiness of God revealed to us in His Word and through His Son and our Lord Jesus. As we live our lives in the conscious reality of the awesome... Continue Reading →
Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test! 2 Corinthians 13:5. We all need to check the quality of our professing faith against the fruit of salvation in our lives.... Continue Reading →