Brooklyn is in the Presence of God

For those of you who have been following Brooklyn's Journey Home, her journey is now complete. Brooklyn died on March 1, 2022. Brooklyn captured our hearts and minds with her faith in Jesus as she faced the final enemy, death. You can read her inspiring story here. Below is a portion of what her sister … Continue reading Brooklyn is in the Presence of God

5 Benefits of Sickness

I know the suffering and pain that sickness entails. I admit the misery and wretchedness that it often brings along with it, but I cannot regard it as an unmixed evil. I see in it a useful provision to check the ravages of sin in men's souls. If man had never sinned, I would have been at a loss to … Continue reading 5 Benefits of Sickness

Mansions for Homeless Souls

The closer we follow Jesus, the more we realize this world is not our home. Jesus, himself, had no place to lay his head, and we are indeed strangers and aliens in this world, where the people follow the prince and power of the air. We, too, were once like them. We were dead fish … Continue reading Mansions for Homeless Souls

A Sedative for Every Sorrow

After a little while, you will see Me! – John 16:17 Those sweet tender words, “After a little while,” have deep thoughts in them, like the still ocean at the twilight, thoughts too deep for our fathoming. They breathe some precious comfort to those believers whose burdens are heavy, either with care, or poverty, or sickness. Neither shall the mourner … Continue reading A Sedative for Every Sorrow

To the Christians in Afghanistan

To the Christians in Afghanistan, especially those of you about to die for your faith, I doubt you will ever have the chance to read this, but my heart breaks for you. The Lord knows your anguish. He knows the trouble you face, and he is aware of your powerlessness. He also sees your poverty, … Continue reading To the Christians in Afghanistan

The Dangers of Being Idle

Warn those who are idle. - 1 Thessalonians 5:14 Take heed of an idle and slothful spirit. An idle life and a holy heart are far apart. By doing nothing, men learn to do evil things. It is easy slipping out of an idle life, into an evil and wicked life. Yes, an idle life is of itself evil, for … Continue reading The Dangers of Being Idle

How a Sermon on Hell Lifted my Soul

Contrary to the popular notion, as the pastor preached on hell, instead of pushing me away, he drew me into the grace of God. As I sat there, the preacher was scriptural, somber, and approached the subject with a reverence that made us all sit up and pay attention. I was at one of the … Continue reading How a Sermon on Hell Lifted my Soul

This World’s Splendid Delusion

What a poor, uncertain and dying world is this! What a wilderness in itself! Without the saving knowledge of Jesus, how dark, how desolate it is! It does not appear to us thus, before we were saved because we were then in a state of enchantment, the magical lantern blinding us with a splendid delusion! … Continue reading This World’s Splendid Delusion

Troubled Enough to Have Something Worth Saying

Both men had a fire in their eyes with Jesus at the center, but their flames were different. Have you ever noticed that you can listen to someone talk about Jesus, but as they say all of the right things, there still seems to be a disconnect? While others you run into always seem to … Continue reading Troubled Enough to Have Something Worth Saying

Roosevelt and the Lonely Missionary

Theodore Roosevelt was coming home from Africa, where he had been hunting big game. When he boarded the ship at an African port they rolled out the red carpet for him. The crowds gathered on the dock and applauded him. When he boarded the ship he was given the finest suite on board. All through … Continue reading Roosevelt and the Lonely Missionary