“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not yet seen.” –Hebrews 11:1 It’s a beautiful day. I’m gritting my teeth as I write this. Declaring this day beautiful is roughly the equivalent of looking around … Continue reading
Posted in Faith, Gratitude, Trust
Tagged assurance, belief, carping, cheer, complaining, confidence, ebullience, entitlement, exultation, grace, gratitude, negative, optimism, peevishness, petulance, positive thinking, sunshine, trust, visualization, whining
It was around 10 pm when Bill’s headlights swept through my yard and across the front of the house as he was turning into the driveway. He couldn’t pull all the way in since I was already halfway down the … Continue reading
Posted in Suffering, Surrender, Trust
Tagged anxiety, believe, blessings, confidence, depression, despair, despondency, distrust, hope, hopelessness, idols, joy, mistrust, optimism, pain, pessimism, prayer, renewal, surrender, trust
“Mankind differs from the animals only by a little, and most people throw that away” –Confucius
Posted in Renewal
Tagged Adam & Eve, alienation, Animal Kingdom, animals, animosity, creatures, distrust, enemies, enmity, estrangement, fear, friendship, mistrust, reconciliation, renewal, restoration, the Curse, the Fall, trust
I love it when someone commits an offense against me. I’m not being facetious. I was pedaling my Gary Fisher in the rain this morning when it hit me: interpersonal offenses are opportune moments in a relationship.
Posted in Forgiveness, Friendship, Grace, Kindness, Love, Trust
Tagged altruism, connection, cynicism, distrust, forbearance, forgiveness, friends, friendship, goodwill, grace, human, humanity, kindness, love, mistrust, nobility, patience, relations, relationships, suspicion, trust
“Anything large enough for a wish to light upon, is large enough to hang a prayer upon.” –George MacDonald One of the more frustrating aspects of prayer is keeping it up when God doesn’t seem to be listening.
A friend of mine has apparently abandoned his Christian faith and is embracing Judaism. He has begun learning Hebrew and is consuming all kinds of pro-Judaism apologetics. He is half Jewish by birth and is teaching his sons Hebrew and … Continue reading
Posted in Faith, The Bible, Theology, Trust
Tagged accurate, Bible, biblical, Canon, document, historic, keep, manuscripts, Nicene Council, preserve, text, theology, translation, true, trust, truth, word