God’s Sovereignty — again

"So the king [Rehoboam] did not listen to the people. The Lord caused this to happen to keep the promise he had made to Jeroboam son of Nebat through Ahijah, a prophet from Shiloh." 1 Kings 12:15 NCV Backdrop In 1 Kings 11, we read that Solomon turned his heart from God by worshiping many false gods of his 700 wives. Because of this, God said that [...]

January 11th, 2017|Categories: The Christian Life|

The Invisible Mom

As mothers, we are building great cathedrals. We cannot be seen if we're doing it right. And one day, it is very possible that the world will marvel, not only at what we have built, but at the beauty that has been added to the world by the sacrifices of invisible women.

January 10th, 2017|Categories: Parenting|

Spurgeon on success

I just ran across this quote by Spurgeon that is spot on. Success exposes a man to the pressures of people and thus tempts him to hold on to his gains by means of fleshly methods and practices, and to let himself be ruled wholly by the dictatorial demands of incessant expansion. Success can go to my head and will unless I remember that it is God [...]

January 9th, 2017|Categories: Character, The Christian Life|

Out of Solitude by Henri Nouwen

I ran across this book review by my dear friend, Wyman Richardson. This book affected me profoundly when I first read it years ago. I still pick it up and read through it once or twice a year. Out of Solitude by Henri Nouwen Ave Maria PressReviewed by Wyman Richardson - 2/22/2001 One could make the argument that the most powerful things in life are simple and [...]

January 5th, 2017|Categories: Community, Resources, Spiritual Disciplines, The Christian Life|