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 →

Plausible Deniability?

We've all likely heard the term "plausible deniability." It is used most often in a legal setting, and it basically means that there is insufficient evidence to prove that someone did something wrong or illegal, or knew about such things but didn't act to prevent them. Today I'd like to look at this term in... Continue Reading →

Empty

They were the emptiest eyes I had ever seen. I had been living in Germany for a while, and I had gotten used to the trains. The public transportation offered freedom to explore, and some of the independence my 17-year-old spirit longed for. I had seen people of every kind: Hare Krishnas, people with 2-foot-tall,... Continue Reading →

Hope In the Twinkling of an Eye

Image from http://hewillbeback.org/2012/09/in-twinkling-of-eye.html "Behold! I tell you a mystery. we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put... Continue Reading →

Completion

"And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ" (Philippians 1:6 ESV). Do you ever feel as though you're just spinning your wheels? I know that visitors to my home have felt that way while attempting to climb... Continue Reading →

Strong Tower

"Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy. Let me dwell in your tent forever" (Psalms 61:1-3... Continue Reading →

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