Some things cannot go back to the way they used to be.
Doing the right thing is not always the easiest thing, but the most precious blessings in life often come to us at the end of struggles hard-won.
We are all flawed by sin and prone to failure. We don't have to be defined by our failures.
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
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
The apostle Peter is the most imperfect Christian in the New Testament. And that’s why we love him so. All his faults, foibles, fumbles and flubs are on display for us to see and when we look at him, we see ourselves. To quote Warren Wiersbe: “He had a tendency in his early years to … Continue reading Imperfect Yes, But Still Growing
I mentioned yesterday that I used to teach at a Christian school for special needs children. Many of the kids who came to us had known only failure and frustration. Most had suffered bullying and taunting in other places they had gone to school. Our school offered them an environment where they were loved and … Continue reading Focusing on the Endzone