The Swamp of Despondency, [Pilgrim’s Progress]

  “Has the Lord redeemed you? Then speak out!    Tell others he has redeemed you from your       enemies.   For he has gathered the exiles from many lands,       from east and west,       from north and south.  Some wandered in the wilderness,       lost and homeless.  Hungry and thirsty,       they nearly died.  “Lord, help!” […]

‘Wait for the Finals,’ [Spurgeon]

I have gained much from reading Spurgeon over the years. I read this this morning, and I could hear the Holy Spirit speaking into my soul. I need more of this “peaceful perseverance” working in me. From Charle Spurgeon’s “Faith’s Checkbook” Wait for the Finals “Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at […]

About Barnacles and Masks

‘THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS ,  BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM  ME .” Matthew 15:8, NASB “Of all bad men, religious bad men are the worst.”  C.S. Lewis This singular verse is set in a series of other verses– it certainly does not stand alone.  When these come together, we realize how […]

An Astonishing Love

By Charles Spurgeon and Bryan Lowe ____ A short conversation about love, grace and sin. * * “Dost thou know, O saint, how much the Holy Spirit loves thee?”  “Me? I can’t imagine why. I’m the chief of sinners. I’m rotten to the core. I can bring nothing at all to Him.” “Canst thou measure […]

Prone to Fall, I Feel It

“It is true I am weak in faith, and prone to fall, but my very feebleness is the reason why I should always be where thou feedest thy flock, that I may be strengthened and preserved in safety beside the still waters. Why should I turn aside? There is no reason why I should, but there are a thousand […]