Category: Spiritual Principles

One Reason God Allows Struggle

We were crushed and overwhelmed beyond our ability to endure, and we thought we would never live through it. In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead. And he did rescue us again. We have placed our…[View Article]

An often misapplied verse

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11) If you hang around church circles long enough, you hear this verse….a lot. I think the usual way it’s used can be paraphrased as…[View Article]

Things we can’t do after we die

Last week I was sitting with a group of ladies around a table at a Bible study and had a sentimental moment. “We are all going to be friends forever. We will be able to gather like this for all of eternity and continue to study this unsearchable book.” The grass withers and the flowers…[View Article]

What is the best gift of all?

“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?” (Luke 11:13) When I last read this, I was struck at the punchline… If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to…[View Article]

I want to live facedown.

Abraham is the most honored religious figure of all time. Abraham is looked to by the Jews as their father, by the Muslims as their great prophet, and by Christians as the father of all who believe. So when you put together 17 million Jews, about 1.8 billion Muslims, about 2.4 billion Christians, basically half…[View Article]