"For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time--are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us!" Romans 8:18 Paul compares present sufferings--with future glory. Believers are exposed to all kinds of suffering, and instead of obtaining an exemption from afflictions--they are assured that it is through much … Continue reading Present Sufferings
My mom and I enjoyed some sweet time together this week. As we were talking, my strong dislike of change became the topic of conversation. My mom laughingly commented that I have strongly fought change since I was little. She is so right, change is extremely difficult for me. Being an adult single during the holidays … Continue reading Christmas Expectations
I sometimes have a hard time understanding the sovereignty of God in tandem with the responsibility of Man. The Bible is clear that God is sovereign over all things, but equally clear that man is responsible for his own actions. I know that both can be true at the same time, but the inter-workings of … Continue reading Overweight, Yet God Is Still Sovereign
If we would have met when I was in my early 20s and you would have asked "where do you see yourself in ten years"? My reply would have gone something like this, "Married, 4 or 5 kids, pastor's wife, serving my Savior in my local church". Simple vision, not glamorous, and, one would think, … Continue reading Same Blog, Different Spin
2 Corinthians 2:16 Believing in grace for past and future trials is easy, but resting in grace for the immediate need is true faith. Believer, grace is sufficient right now. Do not say that this is a new trouble, but if you do, remember that the grace of God is always new. Do not complain … Continue reading Who Is Sufficient?
"Hitherto hath the Lord helped us." (1 Samuel 7:12) The word "hitherto" seems like a hand pointing in the direction of the past. Twenty years or seventy, and yet "hitherto hath the Lord helped us!" Through poverty, through wealth, through sickness, through health; at home, abroad, on the land, on the sea; in honor, in dishonor, … Continue reading The Lord Helped Us – 2015 Reflections
There is a poem called "The Changed Cross." It represents a weary one who thought that her cross was surely heavier than those of others whom she saw about her, and she wished that she might choose another instead of her own. She slept, and in her dream she was let to a place where … Continue reading The Changed Cross