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 to […]

You’ve Already Been Punished

“If one believes in the death of the Lord Jesus as his substitute he already has been united with the Lord Jesus in His death. For me to believe that in the substitutionary work of the Lord Jesus is to believe that I already have been punished in the Lord Jesus. The penalty of my […]

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 with […]

Being Sick

“So Miriam was kept outside the camp for seven days, and the people waited until she was brought back before they traveled again.” Numbers 12:15 To be numbered as the chronically ill often can mean a transition into frustration. We can not do what we want, we are ‘trapped’ by a disease we never asked […]