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Providence in the Tempest

As the hard frosts in winter bring on the flowers in the spring, and as the night ushers in the morning-star, so the evils of affliction produce much good to those that love God. Thomas Watson As I was driving my son, Joshua, to yet another appointment at Denver Children’s Hospital, Chris Rice’s rendition of It is Well with My …Continue reading →

He is Everything to Me

“It is a strange thing that when men talk about the love of God, they show by every word they utter that they have no conception at all of the depths of God’s love. If you want to find an instance of true gratitude for the infinite grace of God, do not go to those who think of God’s love …Continue reading →

The Road Not Traveled Alone

  The Road Not Traveled Alone Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.  Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;   not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;  rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;  distributing to the needs of the …Continue reading →

A Call to Service in the Midst of Suffering

A Call to Service in the Midst of Suffering Look, I go forward, but He is not there, And backward, but I cannot perceive Him; When He works on the left hand, I cannot behold Him; When He turns to the right hand, I cannot see Him. But He knows the way that I take; When He has tested me, …Continue reading →

The Road Before Us

The Road Before Us ~ The Foundations of Christian Culture When principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then battle is your calling, and peace has become sin; you must, at the price of dearest peace, lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy, with all the fire of your faith. Abraham Kuyper As one …Continue reading →

The Beauty of Burden

The Beauty of Burden ~ How God’s Grace is Sufficient for Me This is not my personal story for it belongs to Christ alone as the Great Author and perfecter of my faith. Every chapter, every paragraph, every sentence, from before the foundation of the world, was penned by the magnificent and glorious Sovereign God. He has written the most …Continue reading →

The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards

The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards 1722-1723 Being sensible that I am unable to do anything without God’s help, I do humbly entreat him by his grace to enable me to keep these Resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to his will, for Christ’s sake. Remember to read over these Resolutions once a week. 1. Resolved, that I will do …Continue reading →

Purposed for God

Be sure of your call to every business you go about. Though it is the least business, be sure of your call to it; then, whatever you meet with, you may quiet your heart with this: I know I am where God would have me. Nothing in the world will quiet the heart so much as this: when I meet …Continue reading →

Living Coram Deo

To live coram Deo is to live in the presence of God, under the authority of God, and to the glory of God. Given that only nine percent of all professing Christians hold to a distinctly biblical worldview, we must examine ourselves against Scripture and take inventory of all our presuppositions and commitments. Do we live our lives in terms …Continue reading →

Contra Mundum for the Cause of Christ

Contra Mundum for the Cause of Christ A man with God is always in the majority. John Bradshaw In John 16:33, Jesus said to his disciples, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” What was true …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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