I sat sobbing in my upstairs apartment, feeling ripped apart and alone. My faith, which hours before seemed so solid and stalwart, was tipped on its side, fractured and futile. It was the day I first learned the phrases "higher criticism"...
A great many learned men are defending the gospel; no doubt it is a very proper and right thing to do, yet I always notice that, when there are most books of that kind, it is because the gospel itself is not being preached. Suppose a number...
'Twas Love that gave at greatest cost A Life, that mine should not be lost The Love that died in deep despair My debt fully satisfied there It was love that took my place On the cross of Calvary It was grace, redeeming grace That paid my...
I love a good comfy chair, my favorite being a channel back I bought years ago in a second hand store. Settling into it as the afternoon sun warms across me, I read a favorite book while tasting the flowery spice of a good cup of Earl...
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Phil. 4:4 NIV
Some days in the late Spring, from April to May, I hate living in Florida. It's not that the weather is bad, if anything, these are some of the most pleasant days of the year. The longer days are warm, but with a touch of coolness in the...
This past year of grief God has seen me at my best and my worst, and He had to have been hurt by my tumblings of anguish, my slashes of anger, and my scrapings of despair. It amazes me that He has not wavered one bit in His perfect love for...
Today I was feeling such frustration and defeat - like I was inside a strong rubber balloon, pushing and punching with all my strength until I was exhausted and frustrated. My world was a big knotted mess, and I felt powerless and...
Without question the best and most acceptable services are those in which Jesus is the solitary aim of the soul, and His glory is the focus of all our endeavors. (From Truth for Life Daily)
I’m regretful in the first, denying the second, and worry about the third.
A friend of El Edwards said we’re only given strength for what ISs, not for the what ifs. Good and true, and spurred some thoughts. So consider…
Take courage therefore, and be very valiant. (Joshua 1:7 Douay-Rheims) God, give me the courage to pick up the sword, and fight the fight. Don't let me lose faith, drop to the floor and rest against the castle wall, thinking the battle is...
We do not want merely to see beauty... we want something else which can hardly be put into words- to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it. That is why we have...
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Conversations by Sara Groves
If by Amy Carmichael
The Irrational Season by Madeline L’Engle
For All God’s Worth by N.T. Wright
Addiction and Grace by Gerald May
To Be Loved by Thad Cockrell
The Girl From Montana by Grace Livingston Hill
Selections from the Hymnody of Summit Church, Vol. 2
Ember Rising by S.D. Smith
God’s Welcome by Amy Oden