Growing through Adversity

“The circumstances and events that we see as setbacks are oftentimes the very things that launch us into periods of intense spiritual growth. Once we begin to understand this, and accept it as a spiritual fact of life, adversity becomes easier to bear.” – Charles Stanley

He Sees our Tears

Psalm 56:1-8 NLT O God, have mercy on me,     for people are hounding me.     My foes attack me all day long. I am constantly hounded by those who slander me,     and many are boldly attacking me. But when I am afraid,     I will put my trust in you. I praise God for what he has … [Read more…]

Pain with a Purpose

“There is nothing, no circumstance, no trouble, no testing that can ever touch me until, first of all, it has come past God and past Christ, right through to me. If it has come that far, it has come with a great purpose.” –Alan Redpath

Navigating Life

Six months after 9/11, I found myself volunteering at Ground Zero. I’d gone with a group from church and, for reasons that escape me, I signed up to work the 11 pm to 7 am shift in the enormous “tent” where the recovery workers came to eat and nap. There were five of us doing … [Read more…]