This Desert Holds a Song

When you're in a desert, you most likely don't think about singing. You think about how hot it is. You think about how thirsty you are. You think about how amazing a sip of water would taste. You wonder why you are where you are and how you got there. You think about GETTING OUT…

A flood once washed away a poor man's home and mill, taking with it everything he owned in the world. He stood at the scene of his great loss, brokenhearted and discouraged. Yet after the waters had subsided, he saw something shining in the riverbanks that the flood had washed bare. "It looks like gold,"…

Weighed Down

I'm feeling fairly anxious today. Different things have happened, and just the cares of everyday life are pulling me down. It's like I'm trapped under a pile of fall leaves, unable to uncover myself. The leaves are light in weight--in that, the situations that cause me to worry are not large in magnitude. But when…

A Greater Purpose

18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us...28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image…

My Source of Hope

What gives you hope? According to Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life, it is God's grace that gives him hope. He states: "What gives me the most hope every day is God's grace; knowing that his grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a…