Three Anchors for Gratitude In A Season Of Lament

Holidays and life often don’t mix well. A loved one passes away right before Christmas or a job is lost. Divorce papers are filed and then Valentine’s Day arrives. It’s Easter and the doctor calls with bad news. The celebrations and frivolities accompanying the holidays can make the losses, stresses, and fears surrounding our particular … Continue reading Three Anchors for Gratitude In A Season Of Lament

When Suffering Remains: Three Lessons From The Garden Of Gethsemane

  ..."Father, if You are willing, take this cup from Me. Yet not My will, but Yours be done.” Then an angel from heaven appeared to Him and strengthened Him. And in His anguish, He prayed more earnestly, and His sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground. Luke 22:42-44 Suffering is life-changing. It feels like a rug being pulled … Continue reading When Suffering Remains: Three Lessons From The Garden Of Gethsemane

What Fall Can Teach Us About Death And New Life

I love the variety in life, don’t you? As they say, variety is the spice adding flavor to our years. I'm thankful God made the world full of rich diversity. The various colors, plants, animals, insects, landscapes, sunsets, cloud formations, temperatures, etc., give us a wonderful and fascinating planet to enjoy. Art reflects the artist, … Continue reading What Fall Can Teach Us About Death And New Life

Three Things To Remember When Suffering Comes

Our sorrows are all, like ourselves, mortal. There are no immortal sorrows for immortal souls. They come, but blessed be God, they also go. Like birds of the air, they fly over our heads. But they cannot make their abode in our souls. We suffer today, but we shall rejoice tomorrow. Charles Spurgeon Suffering and … Continue reading Three Things To Remember When Suffering Comes

Abortion, Racism, And Why Every Life Matters

I consider involuntary slavery, a never-failing fountain of the grossest immorality, and one of the deepest sources of human misery; it hangs like the mantle of night over our republic, and shrouds its rising glories. I sincerely pity the man who tinges his hand in the unhallowed thing that is fraught with the tears, and … Continue reading Abortion, Racism, And Why Every Life Matters

Let’s Change The Way We Talk About Sexual Purity

You may or may not be familiar with Elizabeth Smart's story. She was abducted at 14-years old from her bedroom in the middle of the night. For the next 9 months, she was repeatedly raped and abused. I remember rejoicing at the news she had been found and reunited with her family, but for many who … Continue reading Let’s Change The Way We Talk About Sexual Purity