Monthly archive for ‘ January, 2012 ’

Let there Be Light

30th January 2012 | 0 Comments

Recently I have been thinking about Light in Scripture–how God’s power, beauty, truth and glory, indeed His very Incarnate Form are all likened to light. I drafted a poem yesterday after our pastor’s comments on God’s glory and intentions in creation inspired me. Hope you get a chance to check out the poetry page and […]

Faith and Love

29th January 2012 | 0 Comments

Joel is scheduled to be released to halfway house in less than five months now! We can hardly wait; yet at the same time, I contemplate the many changes that will come with Joel’s return to our home with a measure of  concern. Joel’s return will not mean things will ever be the same. We […]

Overwhelmed at the Thought

26th January 2012 | 0 Comments

The boys and I are still wading through Job. The other night we were reading Job’s sixth speech in chapter 19. By this time he has harshly rebuked his friends for their ill-treatment of him,  and decried God for “plunging his path into darkness.” Job is at the end of himself and his mourning has […]

Whatever You Do

24th January 2012 | 0 Comments

I have been pondering the passage recently, “Whatever you do, whether you eat or you drink, do it all for the glory of God.” (1 Cor. 10:31).  What does it mean to do something for the glory of God? It seems like a kind of elusive, idealistic phrase, one that sounds poetic and inspiring, but […]

The Comfort of Pride

21st January 2012 | 0 Comments

The boys and I are reading through Job together. It’s a bit of a tough read for them, but very worth the effort as we discuss together the issues of pain so aptly addressed by Job’s story. How can a good God allow His servants to suffer so randomly, and sometimes so directly? What causes […]

Catching Up

19th January 2012 | 6 Comments

I haven’t posted much in the way of a personal update for awhile so thought maybe it is  time I do that. The truth is, I don’t post much about our day to day lives, because who has time to read that kind of stuff. Plus my conviction that this blog should be about the […]

Chicken Run

16th January 2012 | 0 Comments

A Parable It was an ordinary chicken house, with an ordinary roost, and ordinary troughs of food and water. The chickens were rather content in their cozy little house, as long as they received food and water daily. Then one day a door opened in the side of the house…a few curious chickens began to […]

The Hard Pathways

16th January 2012 | 1 Comment

I read these verse this morning in Psalms 65: “…You are the hope of everyone on earth…Even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.” (vv. 5, 11) What a beautiful picture, and a precious reminder to me. Because truly, even though I know my only hope is found in God, often I resort to hoping for […]

Lesson of the Martyr

11th January 2012 | 0 Comments

We have reached the era of the Protestant Reformation in my history class, a period I love to study with the students, because it reminds me again how much I owe to the brave followers of Christ who risked, and often forfeited, their lives in the defense of the gospel. My burden is to pass […]

Eternal Wait

8th January 2012 | 1 Comment

2 Corinthians 4:17  “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;” Our light and momentary struggles prepare us for an eternal weight of glory! I am a part of God’s plan to bring glory to His name. And as His daughter, […]