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Noah Webster on Selecting Men for Office

In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate β€” look to his character as a man of known principle, of tried integrity, and undoubted ability for the office. It is alleged by men of loose principles, or defective views of the subject, that religion and morality are not …Continue reading →

The Heart of Joshua Caleb

Thy Will Be Done

Here I am again, seeking your presence, asking for your mercy and grace to sustain me. And once more you have provided though I have not easily discerned it. In seeking shelter I have failed to realize your provisions– it is in this storm I have found you. You are the rain that washes over me in grace. You are …Continue reading →

To My Mama With Love

To My Mama With Love He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, β€œHe is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Christ is our refuge and fortress, our shelter in the midst of life’s storms. In Him …Continue reading →

Book Review: Portraits of Faith

Book Review: Portraits of Faith God is gracious indeed. Through the midst of the storms of life He, being rich in grace and mercy, sends us a word of comfort, of wisdom, of strength in the most unlikely places. This past year has been particularly difficult for our family in the weight and manner of affliction. Our Lord has been …Continue reading →

Book Review: Pitchin’ A Fit

Pitchin’ A Fit!: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting It is the great duty of all Christians to put off anger. It unfits for duty…A man cannot wrestle with God and wrangle with his neighbor at the same time. Short sins often cost us long and sad sorrows. Phillip Henry Anger has become somewhat of a “respectable sin.” It is prevalent …Continue reading →

My Refuge, My Strength

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2 In the tent of my afflictions, Christ is the refuge to whom I flee, laying my weary head upon His breast. He paints upon His magnum opus with …Continue reading →

The Hard Frost of Winter’s Spring

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. Anne Bradstreet This past year has been the most difficult and the most blessed. Our family has experienced and continues to experience a stream of trials, afflictions, and dates with Murphy’s Law. We are …Continue reading →

How to Encourage a Friend

God hath made it a debt which one saint owes to another to carry their names to a throne of grace. William Gurnall Our journey toward the long tomorrow takes us through the most dismal valleys, across darkened chasms, and over the most formidable peaks. Traipsing the black shadows of wilderness we encounter tempest and eerie calm, drought and desolation. …Continue reading →

By the Grace of God

I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I want to be, I am not what I hope to be in another world; but still I am not what I once used to be, and by the grace of God I am what I am. John Newton God, be merciful to me, a sinner (Luke 18:13c). …Continue reading →

Why I Write

My chief desire in all my writings, is to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ and make Him beautiful and glorious in the eyes of people; and to promote the increase of repentance, faith, and holiness upon earth." ~ J.C. Ryle

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