When Despair Empties You

“It is through much tribulation that we enter the kingdom of Heaven.”   Acts 14:22 As a broken believer this might happen– #1, I breakdown, and begin to fray. I begin to despair. #2, my own ‘faith’ is questioned, I become unsure of my salvation. #3, I feel like I’m all alone. No one can […]

Those ‘Marginal’ People

“Light shines in the darkness for the godly.     They are generous, compassionate, and righteous.” Psalm 112:4, NLT The Glory of Jesus lies in this: in weakness, vulnerability, and apparent failure. He has called forth disciples to come after Him, willing and able to carry the cross and relive His passion with compassion. They are marginal […]

Without a Wound? [True Ministry]

The subject of “the pool at Bethesda” alludes to the following excerpt from the Thorton Wilder play, “The Angel that Troubled the Waters.” The play is based on the biblical verses of John 5:1-4, but it changes the end of the parable. I first encountered this excerpt within the book “Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart […]

“But I Do It Anyway”

“And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t.  I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. But if I do what I don’t want […]