When reading a book on the oftentimes mind-boggling topic of God's sovereignty and human suffering, I came across a story* which illustrated why some have compromised God's knowledge in favor of His goodness. The story was about a real woman named Suzanne who wanted to get married and work as a missionary in Taiwan. She … Continue reading For Good
Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest's house, and Peter was following at a distance. And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them. Then a servant girl, seeing him as he sat in the light and looking … Continue reading Peter’s Denial
I send off letters to God, as if between distant friends. I do not expect Him to respond, but send prayers to heaven, forgetting that God is here with me. I do not wait to see what He may say to me, but leave His letters unopened. I pray: Heavenly Father, I am in awe … Continue reading Unopened Letters
You can tell how important something is by how long it is celebrated. In other cultures a major event like a wedding can have a celebration lasting a week long! I can't say for sure what that means about how our culture views marriage with the wedding and reception model that only lasts a … Continue reading Christmas Isn’t Over!!!
What is the purpose of humanity? Why were we created? What is the meaning of Christmas? What is the story of the Bible? These perhaps seemingly unrelated questions have a common answer. To find it, we begin in the very first chapter of the very first book of the Bible. So God created man … Continue reading The Purpose of Christmas
This post is about the Liebster award which both Ryan Callahan and Sharon Pankey have kindly nominated me for. I do have two potential groups of questions to answer, but since I am only just getting around to participating I thought I'd go ahead and answer the questions Sharon posted more recently. 11 Questions When did you … Continue reading The Liebster Award
Here is another one of my favorite new songs, Thy Will, by Hillary Scott, which fits in with a lot of what I've been writing and thinking about lately. This beautiful song fits right in with the Psalms. It really is a prayer, a conversation with God, a struggle to understand God's plan and my … Continue reading Thy Will Be Done