"'For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze,' says the LORD of hosts, 'so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. But for you who fear My name, the sun of … Continue reading Healing or Adapting?
"For the choir director. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me and heard my cry. He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm. He put a new song … Continue reading Waiting in the Pit
"For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life; indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who … Continue reading New Mercy For Today
"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28 [NASB] Sharing our focus of looking for redemption for the anguish of Sarah's departure has become a little bit of a double edged sword. We want … Continue reading Death is Not Good…
When Scott and I wake each morning it still seems incomprehensible that Sarah is gone. Also incomprehensible is that 38 other students and adults on the very same bus have already made or will make full recoveries. I have avoided seeing the crash footage for the most part and don't want to know any more … Continue reading Why Sarah? Why Us?
"Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right. " 1 Peter 4:19 [NASB] The verse above is so perfect for today. Scott and I with heavy, raw, grieving hearts delivered Sarah's younger sister, Sophie, to church this morning and … Continue reading Another Mission Trip
"For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked. … Continue reading Swallowed up by Life
All day today I've been thinking about a twenty-four year old guy and a twenty-one year old girl standing at an altar pledging their lives to one another twenty-four years ago. I've thought over and over again how thankful I am that God doesn't let us see into the future, that they had no idea … Continue reading 24 Years From Now…
"Restore to me the joy of Your salvation And sustain me with a willing spirit." Psalm 51:12 [NASB] The song "Restore to Me" by Mac Powell and Candi Pearson-Shelton from the Album Glory Revealed has been a bit of a theme song for me the past two to three weeks. It's a simple but profound … Continue reading “Restore to Me”
Many people have asked me about Sarah's and my method of Bible study. We both prefer to spend time just in the Bible without a Bible study guide or workbook of any sort. We prayerfully read the Word of God moving through books/ letters as the Lord leads, no specific time table. The absence of … Continue reading Pure Gold