Keep the Faith

“Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.”  – C.S. Lewis.  On a November night in 1873, a ship was struck by another and sunk within minutes. Some 232 people perished in that disaster. Among the dead were the four young daughters of…

Grief and Grace

“He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.” – Psalm 147:3.   There are many things in this world to celebrate, but there are also moments that cause us to pause and ask, “is this pain and grief really necessary Lord?”  One way or another, grief will take up temporary residence in our lives: A relationship…

No Pain. No Gain.

“Jesus lost all his glory so that we could be clothed in it. He was shut out so we could get access. He was bound, nailed, so that we could be free. He was cast out so we could approach. And Jesus took away the only kind of suffering that can really destroy you: that…

Souled Out

“And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?”  – Matthew 16:26 In our culture, we place the greatest value on that which, for the most part, has no lasting value. Imagine that a giant scale has all the stuff you…

It Is Well With My Soul

“When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll. Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say. It is well, it is well, with my soul” – Lyrics to It Is Well With My Soul.  Most people have trials in their life. They can be small, or large. Hymns often…