Misplaced Hope

"Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life." Proverbs 13:12 Deferred - to put off to a later time; prolong; delay We live with a lot of hopes. I hope it's gonna snow. I hope traffic isn't bad. (And it always IS!!) I hope I get [...]

That Same God

At the beginning of last year, I was feeling better than I had in a long time. I was looking forward to doing so many things I hadn't been able to do. I made plans, had dreams. And then about the middle of January, those were all crushed. I progressively got worse and worse. 2018 [...]

God Had a Reason

Why did Jesus come as a baby? Why Mary & Joseph? Why Bethlehem? Why a stable and some shepherds? Why at night? There are as many answers to the "why's" as there are questions. But the following is just one person's thoughts. Maybe they will provoke your own. Nothing about the Christmas story makes any [...]

Live Thankful: Part 3

I Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Part 3: In every thing, give thanks. So this is a little more difficult than what we've previously done. And I don't [...]

Live Thankful: Part 2

I Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Read Part 1 here. How did the thankfulness journal go? You realized how much you have to be thankful for, didn't you? At least I hope you did anyway. So, [...]

Live Thankful: Part 1

I Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Part 1: Rejoice Evermore I thought that I was a grateful person. That I was thankful for things I should be thankful for and that I didn't really take too [...]

The Manual For Suffering

We are bombarded as Christians with the question, "Why does God allow suffering?" No one likes the answer, but the Bible does give us a reason. I've been studying the book of Hebrews lately, and normally I think of it as the book of "faith". But this time around reading it, I have seen it [...]