What a marvelous power does this cross of Jesus possess! It changes the Christian's entire judgment of the world. Looking at the world through the cross--his opinion is totally revolutionized. He sees the world as it really is--a sinful, empty, vain thing. He learns its iniquity, in that it crucified the Lord of life and … Continue reading When the Cross Eclipses
Breadwinner. House payment. Utilities. Car Upkeep. Yard Upkeep. House Upkeep. Making Meals. Cleaning the House. Making Decisions. Serving in Church. Participating in Church. Going to Events. Going to Parties. Putting Gas in the Car. Grocery Shopping. Sick Days. Doctor Visits. Vacations. Family Gatherings. Shopping for well, anything and everything. Sounds like the typical life of … Continue reading Alone
For the past month and a half I have been planning on writing a tribute to one of my heroes. This woman has had a lasting and life-shaping impact on my life. But, if I'm honest, I've put off writing this post. One, because words cannot encapsulate her; I truly don't know where to start. … Continue reading Jo’s Home
Hide not your face from me. Turn not your servant away in anger, O you who have been my help. Cast me not off; forsake me not, xO God of my salvation! Psalm 27:9, ESV His promise is that when we go, he goes with us. He will never call us to do a task without giving us what we need to do it. He is unshakably committed to meeting the needs of his people. He is unshakably committed to the success … Continue reading Need Help?
...the primary message driving James; letter is that Christians' faith in the gospel should work itself out in a life of obedience. As he says in 1:22, believers in Jesus should not just hear the word and believe it, but they should also do what it says. The gospel of Jesus - which James understands … Continue reading Just Do It. Just Do One Thing.
I find myself saying it all the time. When people hear it they laugh, but actually I'm being quite serious when I say it. Here it is: no one is more influential in your life than you are, because no one talks to you more than you do. You are in an unending conversation with … Continue reading You Are Talking To Yourself
Tenderly and graciously does He deal with us! (Francis Bourdillon, "A Psalm of Blessing!" 1864) "For He knows how weak we are--He remembers we are only dust. Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die. The wind blows, and we are gone--as though we had never been here! But the … Continue reading He Will Deal Graciously