We all know that we MUST forgive those that have hurt us. The Lord requires that we forgive our enemies; that we forgive the people that have injured us (Matthew 6:14; Colossians 3:13). We must forgive as we are forgiven. That is what we, Christians, believe; that is what we, Christians, pray (Luke 11:4). If... Continue Reading →
I once heard a message given by Jerry Bridges on the importance of preaching the gospel to one's self. I had never really thought much about the idea before hearing his message. He talked about the importance of keeping in the front of our minds the truth that we are accepted by God solely on... Continue Reading →
"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...
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.
I have heard people that were raised in Christian homes claim that they don't have exciting testimonies. I don't agree, at all. I have often thought anyone who thinks that about their own testimony does not understand how sinful or how needful of God's grace they really are. Here is a great testimony of God's... Continue Reading →
“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength…” (NIV) As we experience more and more of the goodness of God in our relationship with Him, we become increasingly holy. For the kindness that we experience in our relationship with God produces in His children godly grief in our souls,... Continue Reading →
"And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen." 1 Peter 5:10-11 Jesus lived and died believing God, and so should we. Jesus lived... Continue Reading →
“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 →
Totally where I am at today. Found the hymn by a "providential-accident" (that is an intentional oxymoron). I haven't heard this hymn for a while, but I needed to hear it today. I needed to be reminded that coming to grips with the wickedness and treachery of my own heart (at deeper and deeper levels)... 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 →