Journey of Cross and Quill

Journey toward the long tomorrow…faith, family, and friends on the long road home.

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God, Be Merciful to Me a Sinner!

And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ Luke 18:13 I walk in the darkness I call light. My eyes cannot behold Him for He is holy and pure and His presence illuminates the ground I stumble over. I …Continue reading →

On the Winter of My Discontent

On the Winter of My Discontent The bitterness of winter has nestled in. It has filled the crevices of my soul in such a way as to render barrenness the only hope and future. Cold emptiness drifts across me and envelops me as a blanket. For such am I, as one without Him, who alone is Light, Warmth, and Meaning. …Continue reading →

Though He Slay Me

Here I am, several months later, sitting at my keyboard, trying to hold back the tears but I am unsuccessful. After losing my patience for the umpteenth time today and taking refuge in the shower, He answers by driving me to sit down at the desk, flanked by piles of piles, in hopes of writing out the very things weighing …Continue reading →

Book Review: Memoirs of the Way Home

Memoirs of the Way Home: Ezra and Nehemiah as a Call to Conversion, is a recent title from Reformation Heritage Books and written by Gerald M Bilkes. Memoirs provides both a survey of the often overlooked Old Testament accounts of Ezra and Nehemiah and a devotional tool enabling us to extract and apply Biblical principles to our ever reforming faith. …Continue reading →

Book Review: Apostate

For who so findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favor of the Lord. But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death. Proverbs 8:35-36 R.J. Rushdoony recognized something most Christians do not: that non-Christian man and his culture are at war with God. His son, Mark Rushdoony, states in the forward …Continue reading →

Book Review: Rainforest and Antarctic Adventures

I had the pleasant opportunity to review two children’s books from Christian Focus Publications this week. The first is Rainforest Adventures by Horace Banner and the second, Antarctic Adventures by Bartha Hill. Both Rainforest and Antarctic are part of the Adventure Series which also includes such titles as African Adventures, Himalayan Adventures, and Wild West Adventures. Rainforest and Antarctic splendidly …Continue reading →

Quotable: A.W. Pink (1886-1952)

The Sovereignty of God. What do we mean by this expression? We mean the supremacy of God, the kingship of God, the god-hood of God. To say that God is Sovereign is to declare that God is God. To say that God is Sovereign is to declare that He is the Most High, doing according to His will in the …Continue reading →

The Long Tomorrow: An Introduction

God works to overthrow the ungodly, and increasingly the world will come under the dominion of Christians, not by military aggression, but by godly labor, saving, investment, and orientation toward the future… This is where history is going. The future belongs to the people of God, who obey His laws. ~David Chilton [1] Randy Alcorn has a recurrent theme woven …Continue reading →

Book Review: Timothy, a Little Fish with a Big Purpose!

Timothy: A Little Fish with a Big Purpose! is a simplistic but sweet story for young children about a little fish used in a mighty way. Centered around the biblical text from Matthew 17:24-27, this adorable book follows the adventures of Timothy, a little fish, who after obediently following his grandmother’s instructions, picks up a shiny coin and finds himself …Continue reading →

A Christian Manifesto

R.J. Rushdoony’s A Christian Manifesto gives us some poignant themes to consider as Christians. What does it mean to live out a consistently biblical worldview? Is it enough to merely assent to biblical doctrines or should we strive to apply the faith to all of life? Does the gospel simply seek converts or is it something more? 1. Sovereignty is …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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