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Hope in Miscarriage

I read this post through tears this morning.  We have lost at least three babies through miscarriage.  (I plan to share more on this in the next week or two.) My sisters in Christ,  even though we have experienced the sting of death, we do have hope. I pray...

Encouragement For The Suffering

Over at For The Church, Michael Kelley gives two positive things which suffering produces within us: spiritual maturity (James 1:2-4) and the opportunity to minister to others (2 Corinthians 1:3-7). However, because we are still sinners, our flesh has to battle against falling prey to our fleshly desires. Kelley...

Day by Day

This hymn has had a profound influence on my life ever since I was a small child. In fact, one of my earliest memories (if not my very earliest memory) was of  me sitting at my parents feet in Venezuala and hearing mom and dad sing this song during “church”...

More Love to Thee

I posted this hymn a couple of years ago while in the middle of my diagnosis and God has brought it back to mind as a result of some recent events. It is one of many great hymns which have carried me through times of uncertainty. I love the lyrics...

Testimonium

“I will lift up mine eyes unto the pills…” –Malcolm Muggeridge 1962 Anyone who is familiar with the Book of Psalms understands what Muggeridge was implying in his commentary on our dependence upon medicine. The reference is to Psalm 121 in which the Psalmist recorded a song of assents...

The Quest for the Contemporaneous Jesus

Like many Evangelicals, I place a high importance on the historical Jesus. My hope in a future resurrection is anchored in the real historical events of the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus. During the end of the 19th century, conservative Christians began to address several attacks against the historicity of Jesus. This...

Young Kierkegaard Meets the Crucified Christ

In his book Training in Christianity, Soren Kierkegaard tells a story of a father introducing the person of Christ to his son. In the story, the father places a picture of the crucified Christ in the middle of a pile of pictures depicting childhood heroes. After flipping through the...

Day By Day

Day by day, and with each passing moment, Strength I find, to meet my trials here; Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment, I’ve no cause for worry or for fear. He Whose heart is kind beyond all measure Gives unto each day what He deems best— Lovingly, its part...