God sends the stormy wind of his providential and painful visitations, to sweep away the clouds and cause the hidden luminary to shine forth. ~ John Angell James, Benefits of Affliction Every day I have a choice – to choose despair or delight, grumbling or gratitude, pugnaciousness or peace [...]
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I give the switch on the cord a quick twist, then stand back and admire the lights. I cup the hanging, worn, red apple in my hand, feel the rough, gaze at glitter that sparkles. It’s hung now on 42 trees–well, except maybe for two or three grief years when [...]
In 2 Corinthians 4:13-18 Paul writes to the church in Corinth concerning a confident hope and a proper perspective. The hope and perspective that Paul describes is very helpful for us as well. We must remember that Paul is writing to a church that has had many difficult times (see [...]