Furnace People Understand Suffering

“I have refined you, but not as silver is refined.   Rather, I have refined you in the furnace of suffering.“ Isaiah 48:10 “Once we have come through the ‘furnace of humiliation,’ desperately, fearfully clinging to Christ for all He is worth, then we are fully equipped to march into somebody else’s furnace.” ‘Blessed with Bipolar”Continue reading “Furnace People Understand Suffering”

Number Them

          “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” –ESV   “Teach us how short our lives  really are so that we may be wise.” –NLT   “Oh! Teach us to live well!       Teach us to live wisely and well!”– MSG  (Three translations ofContinue reading “Number Them”

Treasures Found in the Clay

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing greatness of the power may be of God and not from ourselves; we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing” 2 Corinthians 4:7-8 (NASB). Paul speaks of treasure, or of something of tremendous worth. We seldom place value onContinue reading “Treasures Found in the Clay”

When the Storms Rage On and On

 “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Deut. 31:8, NLT You can go to the British Museum in London, England and view old nautical charts that were made in the early 1500s. Written on them areContinue reading “When the Storms Rage On and On”