Christian, All These Things Are For You

How many whose eye traces this page, it may be whose tears dampen it, whose sighs breathe over it, whose prayers hallow it, may be wading in deep waters, may be drinking bitter cups, and are ready to exclaim, “All these things are against me!” Oh no, beloved of God, all these things are for you!

The Quarantine Chin-Up Challenge

Since they have closed the gyms, and we are all stuck at home, maybe it is time to bring out the chin-up challenge. Chin-ups are one of the best workouts because they impact so many muscle groups. Chin-ups develop grip strength, forearms, biceps, triceps, shoulder, but most significantly, back strength. They will also work your … Continue reading The Quarantine Chin-Up Challenge

The Lord Is With You Today

Surely I am with you all the days, to the very end of the age! -Matthew 28:20 The path in front of me may be full of flowers or full of thorns. Or, as is more probable, flower and thorn may be mingled together. The sky may be light or dark. The weather may be … Continue reading The Lord Is With You Today

Online Worship is Good, But it is Not Church

I am thankful for the option of online worship in times like these, but we need to be clear, it is not church. During this time, when we are sheltering at home to slow the spread to coronavirus, having the option for watching our local churches conduct some kind of worship program is a good … Continue reading Online Worship is Good, But it is Not Church

A Pandemic in the Hand of God

The Lord is on my side, I will not fear. – Psalm 118:6 What can illness do to the Christian? Is it not in the sovereign hands of the Lord? Every pain and every distress is under the supreme authority of our God. Even if Satan and his legions are involved, they are only permitted to … Continue reading A Pandemic in the Hand of God

Take Time to Appreciate Grocery Store Workers

Grocery store and supermarket workers are some of the most valuable members of society right now, and they look exhausted. We must realize that not only are they working extremely hard; they are also vulnerable to cornavirus because of their constant interaction with large groups of people. Almost every job in society is important. Though … Continue reading Take Time to Appreciate Grocery Store Workers

Our Current Cultural Slowdown

If it were not for the economic distress caused to people and families by so many businesses, schools, and events scaling back due to coronavirus, a cultural slowdown could have been a good thing—kind of like a well-needed sabbath. Let us face it, we all move too fast, and technology has only heightened that over … Continue reading Our Current Cultural Slowdown

10 Ways to Fight Fear

In light of all the uneasiness caused by coronavirus and its fallout in the economy, I thought it would be helpful to post this timely wisdom by Isaac Watts. Fear is an excellent provision of God to guard us from many dangers when fixed on a proper object and proper degree. When God is the … Continue reading 10 Ways to Fight Fear

The Great Toilet Paper Shortage

If you want to see one of the strange ways our collective anxiety can manifest itself, go to Walmart, Target, Sam’s Club, or Costco and look at the toilet paper aisle. The shelves will be empty. When I first began seeing posts about this on social media, I chuckled thinking it was probably just a … Continue reading The Great Toilet Paper Shortage