I started 2015 with a fresh sense of optimism. So many great opportunities were available to explore. And, in some sense, I set my heart on them. But God knew better. Continue reading But God knew better.
The last two months have been very (maybe insert words like “difficult/trying/hard”?) insightful. I expect trials. “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds….” James 1:2 I just didn’t expect the various ones that were chasing me down. (My trials are like grains of sand compared to the loss of a dear friend’s spouse. I’m sure she would echo the bullets below. I love you, Diane. And I’m praying for you ceaselessly.) What pulled me through and caused growth and failure and repentance and changed desires and new relationships and modified other relationships? 3 things: … Continue reading fellowship of a round piece of precious metal
God is in control. He loves us as His own children. He brings trials in our lives to test our faith in Him. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:6-7 Hannah’s Blog Please pray for Hannah! Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for … Continue reading please pray for my friend
HOLY CHILD WHO CHOSE THE HEARTS OF MEN Holy Child who chose the hearts of men To be His favoured home Leaving heaven’s gates for Bethlehem God came to call His own Now to us the highest King is born Behold the Royal Son Glory kneels to mend all that is torn The promised Child has come Joy and pain as man He knew on earth No place to lay His head As a servant He embraced this world And on a cross He bled Having borne the deepest grief of man He rose to heaven’s throne Now I’m sheltered … Continue reading the real reason
Disclaimer: I’m keeping the title the same, but I will have you know I had no intent of posting so many words when I started this article! I am not trying to mislead anyone through some “form of cruel irony.” (Movie reference?) 😉 This post finds its roots in a book I was reading on humility. The author suggested an avenue of further study: the incommunicable attributes of God. What a great way to learn humility – being humbled by the knowledge of a great and powerful God! The first attribute I chose to study is God’s sovereignty. [Sovereignty = … Continue reading speechless yet again
Good Morning America just aired an exclusive interview with the Steven Curtis Chapman family on the loss of their youngest daughter, Maria Sue. Maria was struck by the family vehicle in the driveway. Robin, from GMA, asked the family how they could get through such a difficult loss. Their answer: faith! They live with an unwavering hope. They still have questions, but they do not question their faith! They still grieve the loss of little Maria, but they know that God has made her whole. They are certain they will see her again one day in heaven! Continue to pray … Continue reading Real faith…put to the ultimate test