Slander and false accusations are, sadly, all too common in this world which places little value on truth, honor, and fidelty. And sooner or later, most of us will probably face them…
Our church had a blessing tree for Christmas 2017, which blessed my life in a special way. We each received an ornament for the church tree on which we were to write our greatest blessing of the year. Mine was gentleness. God had dealt with me about that all through the year as he helpedContinue reading “The Importance of Consistency”
“Lord, teach us to pray,” the disciples asked in Luke 11. Not that they didn’t pray, all practising Jews did. But Christ’s prayers showed them they didn’t know how to pray as God desired. And they wanted to know how.
Most of us went to school as kids, and knew the way so well we could almost follow the path eyes closed! But few of us could have imagined taking the extremely long, ardous, and danger-frought paths the children in these documentaries follow.
How can we handle the unwanted? Unwanted people and events? The happenings none of us would ever want in our lives? Abandonment, separation, division? Those crushing and heartbreaking events which threaten to drain our life’s blood away?
Life is full of difficult times and hard circumstances, isn’t it? Things which send us reeling, feeling that life has entered an out-of-control tailspin. Our family is facing one now. Perhaps the hardest we’ve ever faced.
When it was time for a son of some of our good friends to start kindergarten, I’m afraid he didn’t really understand what all the excitement was about, and to me he seemed somewhat indifferent over the big event. Until that is, his parents awoke him on the second morning too…
Peter stepped out of the boat with reckless abandon, as Oswald Chambers puts it in My Utmost for His Highest. Peter stepped down from the boat, and walked on the waters to come to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was strong, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying,Continue reading “Learning to Fully Surrender (Oswald Chambers)”