Peace in Life’s Storm

Over the years of my life I have watched many good friends deal with sickness of loved ones, the loss of jobs, families torn apart by the effects of substance abuse, and the seemingly hopelessness of depression.  I have in my own life been effected by many of these same issues.  We all have toContinue reading “Peace in Life’s Storm”

The Joy of Trials

(James 1.2-4,12 ) James tells us trials are a joy, not something we often like to hear.  After all when is the last time you prayed to God and asked for Him to bless you with hard times or a hard trial?  Trials and hard times often help us to grow deeper in our trust ofContinue reading “The Joy of Trials”

Steadfastness Is One Step At A Time

“Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials,  for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.  And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” (James 1:2-4 (RSV)” Finishing the race is a very important theme in the New Testament.  PaulContinue reading “Steadfastness Is One Step At A Time”