Writing Footprints: Small Piece of Faith

“God has assured me of two things. He has been there, and he has kept me from completely rejecting life in him. I thought he had deserted us, but I was wrong. He has been there the whole time.” -Samuel’s mom, from ‘Small Piece of Faith” Head on over to Writing Footprints for the unfolding story of…… Continue reading Writing Footprints: Small Piece of Faith

Degrees of Faith – Streams in the Desert 07/21

When is the time to trust? Is it when all is calm, When waves the victor’s palm, And life is one glad psalm Of joy and praise? Nay! but the time to trust Is when the waves beat high, When storm clouds fill the sky, And prayer is one long cry, O help and save!…… Continue reading Degrees of Faith – Streams in the Desert 07/21

Why Didn’t God Answer My Prayer?

A common question that comes up among bereaved parents has to do with prayer.  Specifically, the parent wants to know why, after begging God for the life of her child, the child died anyway.  Or perhaps the child himself prayed to get well or a whole prayer chain of people prayed and still the child…… Continue reading Why Didn’t God Answer My Prayer?

The Just Shall Live by Faith – Streams in the Desert 03/10

“Keep your eye steadily fixed on the infinite grandeur of Christ’s finished work and righteousness. Look to Jesus and believe, look to Jesus and live! Nay, more; as you look to him, hoist your sails and buffet manfully the sea of life. Do not remain in the haven of distrust, or sleeping on your shadows…… Continue reading The Just Shall Live by Faith – Streams in the Desert 03/10

Re-Post: What Is This Thing Called Faith?

Faith must have as its object something bigger than self.  Bigger than anyone or anything.  Faith must trust in something bigger than death. There is no point in having a lot of faith in something little. Click here to read the whole thing.

Re-Post: “I’ll Be Right Back.”

Jesus Christ’s literal, actual, physical, bodily, resurrection is the very foundation of Christianity.  Because Jesus rose from the dead, we have a guarantee of the future resurrection of all believers. That includes Hans. Click here to read the entire post.

It Must Be Bought – Streams in the Desert: November 3

“They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places.” Isa. 40:9 “Great truths are dearly bought, the common truths, Such as men give and take from day to day, Come in the common walk of easy life, Blown by the careless wind across our way. “Great truths are greatly…… Continue reading It Must Be Bought – Streams in the Desert: November 3

God in the Good and Bad Times

Originally posted on Writing Footprints:
I wonder if we set ourselves up to be disappointed with God.   A friend’s son was in a car accident last weekend. His car rolled down a hill, and amazingly, he was not seriously hurt. The car was destroyed. They are shaken, and will be for a long time.…

Why Didn’t God Answer My Prayer?

A common question that comes up among bereaved parents has to do with prayer.  Specifically, the parent wants to know why, after begging God for the life of her child, the child died anyway.  Or perhaps the child himself prayed to get well or a whole prayer chain of people prayed and still the child…… Continue reading Why Didn’t God Answer My Prayer?

What is This Thing Called Faith?

Hans took this picture while standing pretty much at the edge of a cliff overlooking Cook Inlet.  That’s his shadow in the lower right corner.  He made a point of showing me this picture (smiling), knowing I would experience significant after-the-fact-terror. Despite the photo, faith is not a leap off a cliff.  It is a…… Continue reading What is This Thing Called Faith?