An Eternal Perspective

The apostle Paul wrote, “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” 2 Corinthians 4:17 (NIV). The troubles we face don’t seem light or momentary. They feel heavy and often permanent. Especially when one struggles with troubles like mental illness, fibromyalgia and other chronic painContinue reading “An Eternal Perspective”

Led Aside by Jesus, [Consideration]

“He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man’s eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, “Do you see anything?” –Mark 8:23, NIV Here I can imagine the gentleness and the kindness of Jesus–we see Him leading this man out ofContinue reading “Led Aside by Jesus, [Consideration]”

When Angels Stand Amazed

“When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.” ~Barbara Bloom Just a short word of encouragement to all my suffering brothers and sisters.  I believe God loves you (not a cliche) andContinue reading “When Angels Stand Amazed”

Wounded and Healed, [Self Awareness]

I have a dear friend, Pastor Jim F. I have known him for over 20 years.  He has a real gift for understanding relationships. It is a knack that he has. Recently he made this observation, it is worth considering. “The unhealed wounded, wound. The healed wounded, heal.”   You might have to read it slow.   But it seemsContinue reading “Wounded and Healed, [Self Awareness]”