Book Review: “When the Darkness Will Not Lift”

There are Christians for whom joy seems unattainable. What will we tell them . . . “When the Darkness Will Not Lift?” ………………………………………………………… “It is utterly crucial that in our darkness we affirm the wise, strong hand of God to hold us, even when we have no strength to hold him.” –John Piper The title ofContinue reading “Book Review: “When the Darkness Will Not Lift””

The Man of the Tombs, [the Demoniac]

I’d like to share with you what I’m thinking this morning.  I hope you will persevere and go through it.  I identify with the “Man of the Tombs” so much.  I am sometimes asked about mental illness and demon possession, but I can give no real light.  All I know is that both are real and similar toContinue reading “The Man of the Tombs, [the Demoniac]”

Pushing Back the Darkness

  You, LORD, are my lamp; the LORD turns my darkness into light. 2 Sam. 22:29 You, LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. Psalm 18:28 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are healthy, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy,Continue reading “Pushing Back the Darkness”

The Melancholy of Edvard Munch

December 2, 1863 – January 23, 1944, he was a Norwegian painter. He is regarded as a Symbolist and a forerunner of expressionism. He focused on themes of fear, anxiety, melancholy, and death. He did not believe in heaven, or other Christian themes or doctrines, as far as I know. My intention is to reintroduce you toContinue reading “The Melancholy of Edvard Munch”