Making Our Calling Sure

2 Peter 1:3-4 ESV His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of … Continue reading Making Our Calling Sure

Hope That Heals

Life has its ups and downs. Some things are minor, and some things are major. But, even the minor things sometimes can be upsetting. And, this is especially true if there are a lot of them in rapid succession, one after another after another. Sometimes when they come like this we don’t even have much … Continue reading Hope That Heals

Preserving Faith

Isaiah 26:1-4 ESV In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: “We have a strong city; he sets up salvation as walls and bulwarks. Open the gates, that the righteous nation that keeps faith may enter in. You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because … Continue reading Preserving Faith

Calling on God

Psalm 121:1-2 ESV I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. When we are in trouble, or we have questions about life, or we need to make a decision about something and we are not sure what to … Continue reading Calling on God

Leave and Cleave

Matthew 19:3-9 ESV And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one's wife for any cause?” He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother … Continue reading Leave and Cleave

If Only

An Original Work / June 8, 2019 They die so young in wars, In suicides and overdoses. The fatalities are many. So many living without hope: They drown their pain in drugs, In alcohol and other addictions. They play video games hours on end, And engross their minds with porn. They are looking for something, … Continue reading If Only

Examining Our Hearts

Jeremiah 31:18-19 ESV I have heard Ephraim grieving, ‘You have disciplined me, and I was disciplined, like an untrained calf; bring me back that I may be restored, for you are the Lord my God. For after I had turned away, I relented, and after I was instructed, I struck my thigh; I was ashamed, … Continue reading Examining Our Hearts