Restore the Sparkle: Psalm 13

For the choir director: A psalm of David. 1 O Lord, how long will you forget me? Forever?     How long will you look the other way? 2 How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul,     with sorrow in my heart every day?     How long will my enemy have the upper hand? 3 Turn and answer me, O Lord my … Continue reading Restore the Sparkle: Psalm 13

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 … Continue reading When God Promotes You

The Mangled Earrings of Joni Eareckson Tada

A great lesson from Joni Eareckson Tada, I once admired the earrings my friend, Ann, was wearing – they were square, smooth, flat, and made of gold. When I remarked how beautiful they were, she replied, "They're yours!" Ann then proceeded to take them off and put them on my ears! Humbled by her gift, … Continue reading The Mangled Earrings of Joni Eareckson Tada