As God continued preparing the people of Israel for their entry into the Promised Land and the blessings they would face, He made some startling revelations about their past journey and their future. The difficulties they faced along the way were not just allowed by God, they were authored by Him. And thou shalt remember … Continue reading Difficulty, Deprivation, Deceit – and the Glory of God?
The Good Old Days
The days of our blessings are fleeting. Thankfully, so are the days of our hardships.
When it is good God chooses not to answer
Sometimes it's best when our most earnest prayers go unanswered.
At the beginning of our troubles
At the beginning of his troubles, after Satan had taken his property and his children, Job said: “…Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD” (Job 1:21). No offense to Job – I don’t … Continue reading At the beginning of our troubles
Joy is a Constant
In our one of our photo albums we have a picture of all four of our kids together in their Sunday best. It was right before we were getting ready to leave for church. The three oldest were all smiles, but our youngest was as frownie-faced as she could be. I get a chuckle out … Continue reading Joy is a Constant
Smyrna: Poor in this World, Rich in Christ
The church at Smyrna lived recklessly for Christ for one simple reason: They had their eyes on eternity.