While I have not followed the Olympics closely this year, Simone Biles pulling out of competition has been hard to miss. I have read articles praising her courage and critiques denouncing her as a quitter who let down her team and the United States as a whole. Thirty years ago, I was a gymnast with … Continue reading Courageous, Simone!
We can all relate to the notion of uncertainty. We all face trials and challenges that force us to make decisions that affect our future well-being and livelihood. No one knows the intricate details of his or her life beyond the present. We have desires, goals, and reasonable expectations for the future but no guarantee … Continue reading Uncertainty?
We are at the dawn of a new year. Before us, many yet to be answered questions loom on the horizon. Many in this country and around the world have endured difficult trials throughout 2020 and suffered heavy losses of loved ones, jobs, homes, and security that had previously been .taken for granted. We do … Continue reading Courageous
I recently read Psalm 39 and am struck by the relevance that this Psalm holds toward an eternal outlook on life and our present times. Many in this day and age are living in fear; fear of COVID, fear of government leadership (or lack thereof); fear of financial uncertainty; fear of dying; fear of pain; … Continue reading Sojourner
I came across the following verse as I was reading my Bible the other day. It falls amid a passage dealing with one's placement in life; whether an individual is married or single, slave or free. 17 Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called … Continue reading Life Assigned
Today, I am going to begin a series of short posts entitled Reflections on Eternity. The other day, I read Psalm 96, and the implications and truths I saw directly correlate with an eternal view of life. I have not been able to get this Psalm off of my mind since, and I am excited … Continue reading Tell of His Salvation
Hi all! Most of my recent posts have been of a strict theological and philosophical nature. I would like to take a breather and share on a more personal level before continuing the Jesus Who? series next time. Most nights, I sleep well. But the other night, I awoke before 5:00 AM and couldn't fall … Continue reading Trapped!
We are living in unprecedented times right now. The whole world is engaged in a war, not with each other, but against a common enemy that has no regard for race or nationality. A virus is wreaking havoc and killing tens of thousands of individuals, most notably the elderly, in a very short amount of … Continue reading Looking at COVID-19 With Eternity in View
We are all molded by the people, surroundings, and other influences that we grow up, in, and around, and by the trials we endure. Some things become integral parts of who we are and are genuine aspects of our being. If something is truly genuine, there is absolutely nothing that can change it under any … Continue reading Tested Genuineness
When going through trials, it is easy to get discouraged. This is true of people ever since sin first entered the world through Adam and Eve in the garden on Eden. It will be true until the return of Christ. In the early church, the believers were suffering persecution for their beliefs and had been … Continue reading The Foreknowledge of God, Trials, and Peace