"Behold I have put My words in your mouth. ... Do not be dismayed before them, or I will dismay you before them. Now behold, I have made you today as a fortified city and as a pillar of iron and as walls of bronze against the whole land, to the kings of Judah, to... Continue Reading →
God, it's hard to see Your compassion in the midst of suffering sometimes. It's hard to see Your tenderness in the midst of torment. It's hard to trust in Your love sometimes when You tell Satan yes and we don't understand why, and even when we do. It's hard to believe in Your sovereignty and... Continue Reading →
"O holy night! The stars are brightly shining. It is the night of our dear Savior's birth. Long lay the world in sin and error pining 'til He appeared and the soul felt its worth. O thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices, for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn. Fall on your knees!... Continue Reading →
God, at the end of days, You will account for every sin and every righteous deed. We will all "get what we deserve." All the pain and suffering and perseverance will be recompensed, and all the doing of harms will receive retribution. The time of mercy is now. The time of justice will come, and... Continue Reading →
It's better to learn from the mistakes of fictional characters than to make the mistakes yourself. Photo by Dieterich01 on Pixabay.
God, when I was young, I thought there were only two plausible reasons for pain in my life, deep pain especially: first was that You were angry with me, and second was that I deserved to be treated so poorly. It's taken me a long time to learn better and to not be afraid of... Continue Reading →
"Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is." - 1 John 3:1-3 God, it will be so nice to see clearly, to not wonder what's... Continue Reading →
God, just trying to understand myself is so difficult, then there's trying to express myself accurately and in love. I fail very often. It's such a relief to be known by You. We frail, folly-led humans tend to so often base our ideas of our worth on the imperfections and sins of others: someone misunderstands... Continue Reading →
God, You are so patient with me, although I am weak and easily frightened or distracted and think foolish things. You remember that I am but dust yet also the bearer of Your image - what humility You show! - and a temple to Your own sacred Spirit, and You show unceasing mercy to me.... Continue Reading →
Very early this morning I asked God why He had allowed some very painful things to occur in my life. I wasn't angry with Him, and I wasn't insecure about His love for me. I wasn't questioning His involvement or His purposes for my life. I did not ask out of indignation nor out of... Continue Reading →
I've read biographies and listened to testimonies, but I can't think of another person (besides Jesus) with more of a pure, childlike yet mature faith than this woman. Listen to her tell her story here.
Forgiveness: A definition Forgiveness is an often misunderstood word. We confuse it with condonation, we confuse it with trust, and we confuse it with justification. To condone someone is to ignore or overlook a wrong. To trust someone is to rely on that person. To justify someone is to excuse an action or claim that... Continue Reading →