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Dear Planned Parenthood

Dear Planned Parenthood, You don’t know me. In your eyes and in the eyes of the world, I am insignificant. I don’t matter to you precisely because I stand in antithesis to your worldview. I am an anomaly in a culture that is dead set on destruction all the while maintaining the façade that those who hold to your values …Continue reading →

Quotable: Richard Sibbes (1577–1635), The Bruised Reed

What It Is To Be Bruised The bruised reed is a man who for the most part is in some misery, just as those were who came to Christ for help, and by misery he is brought to see sin as its cause, for, whatever pretences sin makes, they come to an end when we are bruised and broken. He …Continue reading →

A.W. Pink (1886-1952) on the Supremacy of God

The “god” of this twentieth century no more resembles the Supreme Sovereign of Holy Writ than does the dim flickering of a candle the glory of the midday sun. The “god” who is now talked about in the average pulpit, spoken of in the ordinary Sunday School, mentioned in much of the religious literature of the day, and preached in …Continue reading →

Imago Dei, Abortion, and God’s law-word

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger. When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, …Continue reading →

A Peculiar People in the Service of King Jesus

A Peculiar People in Service to King Jesus Francis Schaeffer, Presbyterian pastor, theologian, and philosopher wrote in The Great Evangelical Disaster: “If the truth of the Christian faith is in fact truth, then it stands in antithesis to the ideas and the immorality of our age, and it must be practiced both in teaching and practical action. Truth demands confrontation. …Continue reading →

Trials and the Grace of God

Whatever trials we face, Christ is there to meet us. The obstacles of this world are the stepping stones of faith. The darkness is but a prelude to the Light Eternal. In suffering, rejoice, for it is the sweet song of the Faithful One. The long night fades into His presence. He is strength enough to carry us through. His …Continue reading →

Bridging the Chasm

There is a place I have yet to venture. It is distant, remote, and unreachable on my own. The divide impedes my every attempt at venturing outside the complacency of familiarity. It is a chasm of my own making and with each passing day I shovel out a little more dirt and rock, furthering the gap. Day in and day …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. I have a strong conviction that we need more reverent, deep-searching study of the Scripture in the present day. Most of Christians see …Continue reading →

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 →

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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