The Bible is Truth

13 Sep

Do the common expressions of ‘good luck,’ ‘hang in there,’ or ‘I’m sorry’ ever comfort you beyond the surface when you are in distress? No, because there is no power in them or behind them.If the Bible is just another … Read More »

Rejoice in the Lord always!

11 Jul

When I was released from jail, I didn’t hesitate after being told by the kind lady processing my papers that I could leave.But I walked swiftly down a hall with the belongings I came with, opened a non-descript door, and … Read More »

Resting in the Lord

28 Jun

What is resting in the Lord? Isaiah 30:15 instructs.“This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel says: In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.’” Isaiah 30:15Isaiah 30:15 captures the essence … Read More »

Being still to know God

11 Jun

“Be still, and know that I am God;” Psalm 46:10a One of the many advantages of the ‘blessed week’ I spent in jail was learning what I could do without and what I truly needed.I could do without the TV, … Read More »

Loving the Lord Who is near

1 Jun

How do we know that the Lord is with us as we move through trials?His Word assures us that He is.“The Lord is near.” Phil. 4:5bAnd in Acts 17 Paul told the Athenians that in Him we live and move … Read More »

Forgive and bless your adversaries

24 May

During my legal trials that culminated in jail time, those who were once family and friends turned into adversaries.How do we respond to adversaries?Do not be angry at adversaries, or fret over them. But love them and pray for them.“But … Read More »

Thinking Biblically about trials

19 May

While in the middle of a 5-year legal ordeal resulting from an unwanted divorce, I made a laminated card describing how to react to trials.I listened repeatedly to sermons by Pastor John MacArthur, especially those on James 1, while hiding … Read More »