24 May, 2018

    The prophet Joel explained God's actions to a most difficult Israel. God wanted His grumpy people to understand Him in truth: Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the Lord your God, for He has given you the autumn rains in righteousness, He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring…...[read more]

  • The Testing of Faith

    23 May, 2018

    Suffering confronts the benevolence of God. It is in our appalling darknesses that we mistrust the love He has shown us in our easy light. Yet, it is faith that raises its threatening fists against the strongest of enemies. Then the divinely implanted good truths will overthrow all outward contrary…...[read more]

  • I Have Cast My Lot With Jesus

    22 May, 2018

    I have cast my lot with Jesus I choose Him to navigate my calm or stormy seas I pray, I plead, my soul long wrestles with self-will Yet, I have cast my lot with Jesus long ago. I choose daily to hold His hand, to grip it ever tighter Daily Jesus too choses to never lift His grip from me. When sin…...[read more]

  • When The Good Things No Longer End

    21 May, 2018

    Countless fine lives have bequeathed far more than a decaying, crusty headstone. There is good reason for this. What is left after a life (for the future generations) can become of even more value than what was achieved during a life. Life is accurately measured in legacies - those favors or…...[read more]

  • Dancing Around Our Own Gods

    19 May, 2018

    Daily man dances around his own gods#, the works of his hands, those creations from his mind. These fine figures of his craftsmanship are mute, blind and topple so easily. Yet still he looks to them for wisdom, solace and interruption from the troubles of this life. They offer nothing but…...[read more]

  • The Wisdom of Foolishness

    17 May, 2018

    To the western-world of individualism that elevates personal rights and a mono-identity, it becomes a rabid foolishness to release personal rights and seek your identity by union with another. Yet union with Christ is exactly that - a convergence of identity. Christians can then enjoy the addition…...[read more]