Hope for the Halfling

“Maybe Treebeard’s right. We don’t belong here, Merry. It’s too big for us. What can we do in the end? We’ve got the Shire. Maybe we should go.” “The fires of Isengard will spread. And the woods of Tuckborough and … Continued

Processing Discontentment

Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better. –Florence Nightingale, humanitarian and writer By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, dwelling … Continued

The Secret of Contentment

Those who complain most are most to be complained of. –Matthew Henry, pastor and author For I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that our fathers were all under the cloud and all passed through the sea; and all were baptized into Moses in the … Continued

Hurt by the Church?

If the Church is a living body united to the same head, governed by the same laws, and pervaded by the same Spirit, it is impossible that one part should be independent of all the rest. –Charles Hodge, scholar and author By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be … Continued

Reasons to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Last week, I saw an interesting hashtag trend on Twitter: #ReasonsToSkipThanksgiving. The comments were mostly what a person would expect. Jokes about family arguments, political jabs, and angst over the well-being of turkeys filled my Twitter feed. There were also … Continued

It’s Not About You!

You will have no test of faith that will not fit you to be a blessing if you are obedient to the Lord. I never had a trial but when I got out of the deep river I found some poor pilgrim … Continued

Why I Voted Against Hillary Clinton

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I don’t post much about politics. Not that I think them unimportant, but I value my relationships with friends on the right and left too much to let political opinions divide us. As a result, I’ve been biting my digital … Continued

Do You Struggle with Fitting In?

Popularity has more slain prophets of God than persecution ever did. –Vance Havner, preacher and author When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, “Is it you, you troubler of Israel?” And he answered, “I have not troubled Israel, but you have, and … Continued