Category Archive: Grief

Thoughts On Romans I: Facing the Facts (4:18-21)

Romans 4:18-21 NIV: “Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” 19 Without weakening… Continue reading

Ways That God Blesses: A Look at Job…

So many people hear/speak the word “blessings” and often connect it with money, finances, career promotion, getting/receiving stuff, etc. And yet is seems that God in the Bible has a much broader definition… Continue reading

“My Comfort In My Suffering Is This…”

“…Your promise preserves my life” (Psalm 119:50). Wow. Let’s notice what that verse does NOT say: -my accomplishments preserve my life; -my bank account preserves my life; -my obedience to God preserves my… Continue reading

What About Suicide? And Can A Person Lose Their Salvation/Forgiveness From Jesus?

Questions From A Friend of Mine:   A couple of topics of discussion came up at work one day and I’m curious what you have to say about them. Can a person lose… Continue reading

God Wants To Use Us DESPITE Our Shortcomings!!!

If musical instruments could talk, what would they say is their deepest wish/desire? TO BE PLAYED! To have beautiful music played through them by a virtuoso (expert) musician. The same is true for… Continue reading

Overcoming Hardship…

Recent question from a dear friend of mine: When God allows the devil to bring negative things into my family, what is the best way to deal with them? I pray and ask… Continue reading

Even If…

“If we are thrown into the blazing furnace,  the God we serve is able to deliver us from it,  and he will deliver us from your majesty’s hand.    But even if He does… Continue reading

Sometimes God…

-gently embraces us as a parent does a feverish child -firmly strikes us as a parent does to the back of a choking toddler -painstakingly spoon-feeds us as a parent does a helpless… Continue reading

Look at the Scoreboard…A Football Allegory

“Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean He no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or… Continue reading

Haunting Verses of the Bible VIII: Suffering

“I will show him how much he must suffer for My Name” (Acts 9:16). Wow. That’s haunting. Please Keep In Mind 1. Paul wasn’t going to suffer as punishment from God but as… Continue reading