Father’s Day

“Father’s Day” in America is a day once a year that is designated specifically for us to honor our earthly fathers. For those who have or who have had earthly fathers who are or who were great, or who are or were just okay, the day may be a day of rejoicing and celebration of … Continue reading Father’s Day

Deliverance from All Fears

Psalms 34:1-7 ESV “I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together! “I sought the Lord, and he answered me … Continue reading Deliverance from All Fears

The Support Group

Psalm 86:14-17 NIV “Arrogant foes are attacking me, O God; ruthless people are trying to kill me— they have no regard for you. But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. Turn to me and have mercy on me; show your strength in behalf of your … Continue reading The Support Group

What Has Happened to Me

Philippians 1:12-14 ESV “I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord … Continue reading What Has Happened to Me

The Lord is My Portion

Psalm 119:57-60 ESV “The Lord is my portion; I promise to keep your words. I entreat your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise. When I think on my ways, I turn my feet to your testimonies; I hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments.” The Lord … Continue reading The Lord is My Portion

Dependency in God Alone

Romans 1:8-12 ESV “First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world. For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I mention you always in my prayers, asking that somehow by … Continue reading Dependency in God Alone

The Days Formed for Me

Psalm 139:1-6 ESV “O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O … Continue reading The Days Formed for Me

When I Was Twenty-One

The poem that follows is one that I wrote at the age of twenty-one. Now, I am seventy, so a lot has changed in my life since that time. And, a lot has changed in the world, too. For, we didn’t have computers or the internet or cell phones or any way of communicating with … Continue reading When I Was Twenty-One

Chap 6: All for Good

“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” James 5:16 ESV

Walking Wounded

I Married My Dad

Chapter Six

All for Good

January 16, 2018

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Rom. 8:28 NASB

If it had not been for the things I have gone through in my life, I would not be who I am today. God would not be using me in the way that he is in the lives of others, in spreading his gospel message throughout the world, and in comforting and encouraging the abused, the downtrodden, the lonely and the afflicted.

Because of the suffering I have gone through in my life, I have also learned God’s heart. I felt and feel what God feels via me going through the kinds of sufferings that Jesus had to endure, and by suffering, at the hands of my beloved…

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No Cause to Boast

1 Corinthians 1:18-19 ESV “For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “’I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.’” So, why is the … Continue reading No Cause to Boast