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 →
...OK breathe. And say it again. Now close your eyes. And surrender.
"My husband changed after we married. He would not look at me, talk to me or even say my name... As time went on and four children later, I thought of suicide... ...I began to search the Word for a way out of my marriage commitment...
“If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all." Isaiah 7:9 "We must endure in our faith; in our belief and our trust in God. For the Scripture says, “…My righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in Him” (Hebrews 10:38).... Continue Reading →
From The Depths of Woe - Indelible Grace The Words of this piece are from Martin Luther's "Aus Tiefer Not Schrei ich zu Dir"-or in English "From The Depths Of Woe I Cry" (And no, I do not know German- that was a cut and paste). The hymn is based on Psalm 130. This rendition... Continue Reading →
"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1, NIV Have you ever noticed how when the Lord is teaching us something He providential ordains a thousand ways to communicate that same truth to us over and over again in our daily lives? For example, like when the Lord is teaching... Continue Reading →
God gave us a new hope, a new Spirit, a new heart, and a new life, but He did not give us a new past: He decided to leave our pasts with us for the time being. God did this because He gets more glory by transforming our pasts than erasing them. Taken from Walking... Continue Reading →
God hates gossip, slander, and other forms of maligning people. God wants us to love our neighbors - not treat them hatefully by talking about them behind their backs, or, even, insulting them to their faces. When God is using a difficult person to sanctify us, the goal should be to allow that person to... Continue Reading →
The cross is the place where our weaknesses and God’s sovereignty make sense. When we bring our weaknesses, brokenness, and messed up pasts to the cross of Christ, we can start to grasp the weight of the truth that Jesus, of His own volition, identified Himself with our frailty through the incarnation, and then willfully... Continue Reading →