Joy is born and begins to grow when we place our confidence in the greatness of God, when we acknowledge all He’s capable of, and when we realize all His love accomplishes on our behalf. Joy, true transcendent joy, cannot be gained apart from an abiding trust in God. It’s like trying to produce light - Read More -
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4 (NKJV)
Few things in life are as powerful as death. When a loved one dies, relatives who haven’t seen each other in ages are reunited, schedules are turned upside down, and even traffic laws are changed for a brief period of time.
It also hurts like nothing else in this world. The wounds it leave is deeper and more painful than anything encountered up to that point in our human experience. - Read More -
This past Friday we all were shocked as we heard the tragic news of what had just happened in an elementary school of the small town of Newtown, Connecticut. How a young 20 years old man, Alana Lanza, filled with hate and rage, forced his way into the Sandy Hook Elementary School and murdered 20 kids and 6 adults, including his own mother.
We no doubt were distraught, angry, hurt, mad and confused. As I read today’s headlines, the authorities are trying to figure out what lead to the tragedy in Newtown. - Read More -
The way God works all things together for good (Rom. 8:28) won’t always be evident right away. Sometimes it won’t be fully appreciated until years, decades, centuries, or even millennia later. King David never imagined that his trials would or even could be use to bring comfort and courage to many 3,000 years later. Our - Read More -