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.
The sovereignty of God is the ship that will carry us safely to shore when life keeps hammering our souls like an angry ocean tide on a stormy dark night.
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 →
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 →
"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.
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 →
"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 →
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 →
“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” Philippians 2:12-13 "Personally, I cannot imagine... Continue Reading →