The Withered Hand of Faith

                                                   The Withered Hand of Faith As many of you know, I have a disabled brother who was born with cerebral palsy.  Joey’s condition has rendered him triplegic, which means that … Continue reading The Withered Hand of Faith

Emmanuel, God With Us

                                                 Emmanuel, God With Us The Christmas season is again upon us.  As I drive through my neighborhood, I am impressed at the kaleidoscopic array of Christmas lights, the elaborate decorations, and … Continue reading Emmanuel, God With Us

But What If He Asks Me To Suffer?

It is probably safe to say that every individual on this earth, presently and throughout history, has dealt with a measure of suffering.  Some more than others, granted, but no one is a stranger to the issues that plague mankind: health complications, loss of employment, death, emotional pain—suffering is an inherent trait of humanity.   Suffering … Continue reading But What If He Asks Me To Suffer?

The Will of God and the Means to Do It (Part 4)

“…for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find” (Rom. 7:18b).  In our last post (Part 3) we examined the wrong way believers sometimes go about trying to perform that which is good—human effort, vows, resolutions, a determination to self-reform, gritting our teeth, etc.—in a word, … Continue reading The Will of God and the Means to Do It (Part 4)