This is one of the praise songs our congregation sang a few Sundays ago: It never fails to touch my heart. I can’t imagine life without knowing Jesus Christ.
In a Christian’s spiritual walk, it is not unusual to go through a dark valley now and then. In fact, we need to as part of our growth. Whether this valley is grief, discouragement, illness, or some tragedy, … Continued
Preview of Spring . Thank you, dear Lord, for the preview of spring. Early this morning, I heard a bird sing. Breezes feel gentle, not blustery cold. Sunshine and blue skies are precious like gold. Now the prediction of snow … Continued
After being rescued by God’s mercy from the captivity of sin (justification), most Christians learn gradually to trust God better as they grow in Christ (Sanctification). The personal experience I told of in my June 18th blog, which helped me learn to trust … Continued
Before God was anything else, before time began, he was father. He was holy, all wise, all powerful and ever present father, the One who was love itself. What would it be like to have a father like that? Jesus … Continued
Many of us, when in grief, have asked heart-rending questions. But it is when we ask the Lord Jesus to take control of our lives that we begin to hear the answers we need. This was my prayer out of confusion: … Continued
What do you think of when you see mountains? Majestic is one word that comes to my mind. They look majestic, but also God must be Majestic to have created them. We don’t have mountains in the state of Iowa … Continued