Waiting: Patience and Endurance


One of the themes that has resurfaced during our study in the first part of Isaiah is that of waiting.  In chapter 8, Isaiah writes, “I will wait for the LORD, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob, and I will hope in him.”… Read More

Won by Waiting: a thought on suffering

“But ‘just living on’ is rather a serious business,” said Frances, quietly.  “It is not easy to throw ourselves into the lives of others, to help them and sympathize with them, and love them. I think there is a good deal for you to do.”… Read More

Mundane Tuesdays and Golden Spiders

Trying to redeem the time, I sat at my desk to fill the empty silence with reading, thinking, and background music.  In reality, it was God who was redeeming the time, and He appointed a spider to help do it…… Read More


“The great thing is, if one can…” thoughts on interruptions from C.S. Lewis and Elisabeth Elliot…Read More

Not Consumed

I felt overwhelmed by things to do and beset by the temptation to be short tempered, complaining, impatient, and unkind.  In my discontentment, I didn’t feel like fighting the temptation.  After all, I felt justified.  And surely God wouldn’t expect me to keep fighting when I was obviously overwhelmed.

John Newton

God’s people have no assurances that the dark experiences of life will be held at bay… Read More

And So

It was the context that gave the phrase itself the strength to arrest my attention. It seemed as if the phrase called out, “Think of what I convey. Think of the depth and feeling that one little phrase can hold.”… Read More