It is well with my soul

Lately, the hymn It is Well with My Soul has been on my mind. So, I thought I’d refresh my memory on the story behind it. This song was written in 1873 by Horatio Spafford (1828-1888), a successful Christian lawyer and businessman from Chicago. In addition to his thriving law practice, Spafford was also heavily … Continue reading It is well with my soul

Straining over the guardrail when we’re standing in a pasture.

So, yesterday Jane and I were driving home on NC Route 88 when we saw something funny. As we came around a curve, we saw a huge black cow standing in its pasture, but with its head over the guardrail so it could eat from a tiny patch of grass along the side of the … Continue reading Straining over the guardrail when we’re standing in a pasture.

No matter what else happens, I will always have God.

Let’s be honest: some things are easier said than done. In our heads we know we’re supposed to rejoice in the Lord, but sometimes it’s really hard to get our hearts to come along. Paul wrote Philippians from prison and the key word in that entire letter is “rejoice.” I don’t know about you, but … Continue reading No matter what else happens, I will always have God.