Pain Has a Purpose

“ I cry out to God; yes, I shout. Oh, that God would listen to me! When I was in deep trouble, I searched for the Lord. All night long I prayed, with hands lifted toward heaven, but my soul was not comforted. I think of God, and I moan, overwhelmed with longing for his help.” …

The Power of Good

“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy…

Recycling Pain

“Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” – C.S. Lewis Recycling is a daily activity for more than 100 million Americans and a great way to protect our environment. Recycling saves…

Tough Sledding

“Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me.” – Luke 9:23 Living the life of a committed Christian is in a word, challenging. The task of living a fully God-centered life is no walk…

Towards Transparency

“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” – 2 Corinthians 3:18.  2 Corinthians 3:18 says that “are being transformed into his [Christ’s] image” while Romans 8:29 states that God “predestined [all believers] to be conformed to the…