On the Wire Once Again

“I hope everybody can find a little flameMe, I say my prayers,then just light myself on fireand walk out on the wire once again.”   Counting Crows, “Goodnight Elizabeth” Hope is a powerful thing— nothing compares. It truly is the ‘anchor of the soul.’ Without it, life would be hopeless, and that is intolerable toContinue reading “On the Wire Once Again”

When God Promotes You

“Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces. Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions.”  —Matthew Henry “God’s way of answering the Christian’s prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction.”  –Richard Cecil “Therefore I am well content withContinue reading “When God Promotes You”

Running Together

“And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.” Hebrews 12:1  “For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.” Matthew 18:20 It is easier to run alone, rather than run in a group. Running with others means keeping pace with those around you. Not soContinue reading “Running Together”

The Furnace of Affliction

“The furnace of affliction is a good place for you, Christian; it benefits you; it helps you to become more like Christ, and it is fitting you for heaven.” –Charles Spurgeon “You rejoice in this, even though now for a short time, if necessary, you suffer grief in various trials 7 so that the proven character of yourContinue reading “The Furnace of Affliction”