When I was very young, my parents took us to Niagara Falls. They liked going there and we visited the Falls more than once. The first time that I remember was when I was around four or five. Back then, Mom used to dress me in these little overalls with straps that went over my … Continue reading Held Back from the Brink
There’s only one verse in the book of Job that tells us about his wife, and sadly it does not put her in a good light: “Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? Curse God, and die.” Job 2:9 But think of it from her perspective. Every loss that Job … Continue reading When Trials Cause Doubt
We live in a world where opinion is king. If someone has even half a thought it can be aired on any number of social media outlets and in this this strange, opinionated world, every opinion carries equal weight no matter how devoid of substance.
Sometimes you just don’t know what to pray.
I discovered my need for glasses in college. Friends would say “hi” to me and I would just squint at them, trying to figure out who they were and if they were talking to me. They’d often tease me for being aloof, but I wasn’t trying to be. I was just trying to identify them. … Continue reading Spiritual Myopia
Because people are what we can see, we see people and the circumstances they can create for us as the source of our troubles. That’s simply not true. The Bible says that Jesus Christ is the Author and Finisher of my faith. That makes Him Lord of my blessings. It also makes Him Lord of … Continue reading Lord of my distresses
After rebelling against God and refusing to go into battle to take the Promised Land, God turned Israel’s words against it and condemned that generation to forty years of wandering in the wilderness (Numbers 14:28-34). The only ones of that generation who would survive that punishment would be Joshua and Caleb. Hearing the news, “the … Continue reading Life After Disobedience