Never Recover

“Never recover.” When we hear this phrase, we naturally attribute it with the negative connotation that a person will never recover from some unforeseen circumstance – an accident, a debilitating disease, a health crisis, etc. It bears the harsh reality that we or someone we care about will never again be the same; that circumstancesContinue reading “Never Recover”

Trophy of God’s Grace

It was the last semester of my senior year in high school and I needed a few more credits added to my transcript to fulfill my graduation requirements. So, I did what most people do in the same situation: sign up for a Physical Education class. Easy, right? No homework. No tests. Well, the “noContinue reading “Trophy of God’s Grace”

The Greatest Triumph of Faith

A.B. Simpson – Canadian preacher, theologian, and founder of the Christian and Missionary Alliance – makes this profound statement: “The greatest triumph of faith is to be still and know that He is God.” He goes on the say that, “The great victory of faith is to stand before some impassable Red Sea, and hear theContinue reading “The Greatest Triumph of Faith”

When Loving Right Feels So Wrong

“Tough love.” We know the phrase well. It expresses the reality that sometimes we have to do and say the hard things toward those we love in order to lead them (and us) to a better place in life. If you haven’t been in the place yourself to offer tough love, then most likely youContinue reading “When Loving Right Feels So Wrong”

Something Beautiful

When you think of what is beautiful, what comes to mind? Perhaps it’s the majesty of creation – the vast blue oceans, the splendor of the mountains, the diversity of the green lush forests. Maybe it’s taking some quiet moments to relish the beauty displayed in artistic paintings or other pieces of artwork. When weContinue reading “Something Beautiful”

Name Above All Names

One aspect Scripture places on trusting God is the emphasis on trusting in His name. Psalm 33:20-22 says, “Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.” But whatContinue reading “Name Above All Names”

The Goodness of God

“God is good.” While this is certainly a true statement of our heavenly Father’s character, in times of suffering God’s goodness often comes into question. How could such a loving God and Father allow us to endure such devastating circumstances? Why doesn’t He stop the pain and suffering? Certainly the all-powerful and sovereign God ofContinue reading “The Goodness of God”