When Despair Empties You

“It is through much tribulation that we enter the kingdom of Heaven.”   Acts 14:22 As a broken believer this happens to me: #1, I breakdown, and begin to fray. I begin to despair. #2, my own ‘faith’ is questioned, I’m burdened by my sin and guilt, I eventially become unsure of my salvation. #3,Continue reading “When Despair Empties You”

When Your Giant Mocks

  Young David stood and looked at Goliath face-to-face.  Physically there was hardly a comparison.  Goliath was almost 10 feet tall, a warrior since birth–we read of his armor–he was like a human tank.  But David was just a pesky boy, nothing more.  Goliath preened and strutted into the field of battle, and simple David was stepping upContinue reading “When Your Giant Mocks”

The Intensity of Evil

Today I realized that I was sick and very tired of myself. It’s really not disgust, or even loathing. It’s more like a weariness, exhaustion. I’ve never felt this way. In a strange way it intrigues me. Could this definite disenchantment mean something spiritual? Does it have value, or am I just feeling self-absorbed orContinue reading “The Intensity of Evil”

Living Psalm 23

1-3 God, my shepherd!     I don’t need a thing.You have bedded me down in lush meadows,    you find me quiet pools to drink from.True to your word,    you let me catch my breath    and send me in the right direction. 4 Even when the way goes through    Death Valley,I’m not afraid    when you walk at my side.Your trusty shepherd’s crook    makes me feelContinue reading “Living Psalm 23”