Trials Dark on Every Hand

Trials Dark on Every Hand

I don’t know why troubles come two or three at once but they do. We would rather have one problem at a time so we can catch our breath before the next crisis arrives. But life is not that simple. We sometimes have several health issues and think there is one cause of...
Will the Smoke of 2020 Ever Clear?

Will the Smoke of 2020 Ever Clear?

It was a feeling combat soldiers call “the fog of war.” That’s how one official described the situation at the Pentagon on that fateful day of September 11, 2001. Colonel Matthew Kilmow was serving as executive assistant to the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of...

Unmovable Women

What does it mean to be “unmovable”?  This idea calls to mind a massive boulder entrenched in the rocky shoreline of a coast.  Storms assail; water rushes around it, under it, and sometimes even over it.  Yet it does not move. Don’t we often find ourselves in the same...

Stress Makes Us Think

A few years ago a brother shared with me a condition he had with his eyes. Stress, especially anger, triggered a reaction in this rare ailment that caused him to lose some of his vision temporarily. The doctors told him that unless he learned to control his temper he...

God Chastens Us

In Hebrews 12 the writer clearly teaches us that God chastens us.  Let’s look closely at verses 5-11.  What does chastening really mean?  The word “chasten” means to discipline, train and instruct.  It also can mean punish and scourge.  The idea here is teaching...

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