All My Purpose!

**“Remember this and stand firm, recall it to mind, you transgressors, remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, 'My counsel shall stand, and... Continue Reading →

Bold As A Lion

"The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion"  (Proverbs 28:1 ESV). I looked at this verse differently today. I've always thought that we would be bold as lions when our spiritual lives were up to snuff, when we were finally righteous. Boldness was a badge of honor that we... Continue Reading →

By the Measure

“But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift” (‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭ESV‬‬). There are times when I feel sorry for myself. Sometimes it's the unrelenting pain. Sometimes it's regrets about decisions made, or actions taken or not taken. It usually doesn't take too long , however, before I... Continue Reading →

Suffering and Sovereignty

“As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus answered, "It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him” (‭‭John‬ ‭9:1-3‬ ‭ESV‬‬).... Continue Reading →

Marathon Update

Thanks to all who prayed for me and those who cheered for me! The race didn't go completely according to plan, but it is an experience that I will never forget. And for that I thank God! It was a great, though difficult experience. I am grateful to God who gave me the strength to... Continue Reading →

Endurance

"By your endurance you will gain your lives" (Luke 21:19 ESV). Jesus had been teaching about the end times. Wars. Earthquakes. Famines. Persecution. "You will be hated by all for my name's sake. But not a hair of your head will perish. By your endurance you will gain your lives" (Luke 21:17-19 ESV). Whenever I... Continue Reading →

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