Choices.

December 27, 2014. Choices. We all are given choices, and we make decisions on a daily basis. Some choices decide major things in our lives and steer us down a path that would never have happened had we not made one simple choice. Others have little to do with our future selves and satisfy our…

Holy and True, my Lord, my God.

December 19, 2014. Holy and True, my Lord, my God, Holy and True, divine. Blessed are you, my Lord, my God, Blessed are you, sublime. Woe is to him, who will not see, Woe is to him, below, Take pity on him, my Lord, my God, Take pity on him, and him show. For you…

A psalm of the weary.

November 29, 2014. “How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?” (Psalm 13:1) Holding On In times of darkness, in depths of thought, In words of comfort all for naught, Oh Lord it is to you I cry, And ask the question, Why, Lord, why?…

“God, be merciful to me, a sinner!”

November 14, 2014. “He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or…

Who is man, that can before thee stand?

September 26, 2014. “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I…

4 things to remember when you fall.

September 16, 2014. Often when we are walking along our spiritual journey, we will come to very low points. Sometimes these lows occur right after a high point where it almost feels like a crash. I honestly don’t know which one feels better, consistent struggle against a temptation or going for a long period of…

The sin of partiality.

May 30, 2014. Tonight I gave the sermon at church here in Nicaragua about the attitude we should have as Christians towards both those inside the church and those outside. The main point of the lesson was the sin of partiality and how it can creep up on even the “best” of Christians. I think…

Why is it, Lord?

May 24, 2014. Lord God above all that ever is, Praise and honor are due you. To him who sits on the throne of heaven, Let all creation praise as is due. Why is it, Lord, why is it so? We are unworthy to call your name. Why is it, Lord, why is it so?…

The Jonah you never knew.

May 22, 2014. Today was our last day at the English Language Academy, but hopefully we sowed enough seed to have some of our readers come to the party we are having tomorrow or the campaign we are having in the first week of June. If you don’t normally read my blog, I am currently…

Grace.

March 9, 2014. “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character…

At your mercy.

March 1, 2014. O Lord, we are at your mercy, forego our missteps, for we fall constantly. What is it of man, that you deal so kindly? O wretched creatures we are! Prone to wander, Lord I feel it! Who can save? Who can save? O Lord, we are at your mercy, forego our missteps,…

No balm in Gilead.

February 22, 2014. Today I am attending Challenge Youth Conference as a recruiter for the CSC on UTC‘s campus. I was able to sit in on part of a lesson given this morning where the speaker was going over a section in Jeremiah. I liked this section so much, I decided to do today’s post…