In the Face of Discouragement

Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things (more…)

Imperfect Resolutions

For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in. – Psalm 27:10

Recently I shared about the death of someone whose lies had caused estrangement in a significant relationship in my life. Every day of the more than four years that followed brought me fresh heartache. I prayed, and many prayed with me, for resolution.

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Death and Judgment: The Universal Experience

And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment . . . – Hebrews 9:27

The other day I learned thirdhand about the death of someone who hurt me deeply a few years ago and caused a significant relationship to be estranged. My first reaction was sorrow for her soul, remembering her indifference when I (more…)

The Sin at the Root of Our Problems

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. – 1 Corinthians 10:13

We have more than 200 trees and an untold number of bushes on (more…)