This reminds me a bit of C.S. Lewis’s tack when he wrote “The Screwtape Letters.” I love the jazzy style of music here juxtaposed with the atrociousness of Satan’s twisted plans. I’m thankful for “the God in Heaven who loves us, who yearns for us, and who gives us the freedom of forgiveness and truth.”
New Year’s Resolutions. Though many fade away by February, I love how some people continue to make them every year and give it their all. I’m joining the club! This year I am going to try and give God 1.5-2 hours a day. I know this won’t be possible everyday, and I may not reach 2017 … More One New Thing for 2016
Ransom and I should have checked the weather before driving to Buffalo this Friday. But our judgment was “clouded” (I’m my Father’s punny daughter) because we had to run pre-Christmas errands, and we were dazed by the opportunity for a work break. Plus, it had been 60 degrees less than 5 days prior. We never expected a snowstorm. Halfway there, … More Surprise Snow
Prayer by Bryan Jeffery Leech Father, help me to TALK like a Christian: to speak in such a way that I build up another person’s confidence in himself, instead of tearing down his reputation. Father, help me to DRIVE like a Christian: to be watchful and careful lest I cause harm to someone else on … More Father, Help Me To…
“Marriage. The roots are deep. The covenant is solid. The love is sweet. Life is hard. And God is good.” -John Piper
The Belgic Confession Article 13: The Doctrine of God’s Providence “We believe that this good God, after he created all things, did not abandon them to chance or fortune but leads and governs them according to his holy will, in such a way that nothing happens in this world without his orderly arrangement. Yet God … More The Mystery of God’s Complete Rule and Man’s Real Choices
It took me some time to settle on this, but here’s my scripture passage for year 2015! Two different people sent me this passage on my birthday and I just can’t stay away from it. Reading it is like drinking a tall glass of cold water; refreshing in its truth. It’s replete with God’s powerful action, … More Do you not perceive it?!!
The leader of a Christian ministry recently said his goal is to be “confessionally rigorous and relationally generous.” The more I thought about it, the more I loved it. So I’ve decided to unashamedly steal it and make that my own personal goal. Isn’t that what Jesus was like while he lived on this earth? He was immovable in regards to … More Goal
God calls me to trust Him and lately I’ve been struggling to. #thestruggleisreal! But we sang this hymn at evening service tonight and the words have made my soul feel like this: Beloveds, let us “be still and wait his pleasure.” IF THOU BUT SUFFER GOD TO GUIDE THEE If you but trust in God … More Hymn Love- If Thou But Suffer God To Guide Thee!
“An interviewer once asked Edith Schaeffer, author and wife of evangelist and philosopher Francis Schaeffer, “Who is the greatest Christian woman alive today?” She replied, “We don’t know her name. She is dying of cancer somewhere in a hospital in India.” I’m talking about that woman. Underneath her obedient life is a sense of helplessness. … More It’s Great To Be Weak