Hope in the Midst of Despair

In life we will inevitably encounter seemingly impossible situations and circumstances. The paths we have chosen in life, however carefully, will at times lead us to confront insurmountable obstacles. These obstacles may take the form of people, events, places, or situations even when we think that we’ve plan for every contingency. When we inevitably failContinue reading “Hope in the Midst of Despair”

Hope in the Midst of Harvey

For the past three days I have watch, and experienced, the catastrophe known as “Harvey” as it unfolds in the Houston area and other areas of Texas and Louisiana. Fear, dread, hopelessness. These emotions wash over us here in Houston as we watch our city sinking beneath the floodwaters. I see on TV entire neighborhoodsContinue reading “Hope in the Midst of Harvey”

Will You Believe?

I posted this nearly a year ago, but I was in church this past Sunday and heard a wonderful sermon regarding this passage. I felt the need to reshare this post. “And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, that you send him to my father’s house- for I have five brothers-in order that heContinue reading “Will You Believe?”

A Quick Thought…

“The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.” (‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:9‬ ‭NASB‬‬) “Many plans are in a man’s heart, But the counsel of the LORD will stand.” (‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭19:21‬ ‭NASB‬‬) Our dreams. Our plans. There’s an old joke that I will attempt to paraphrase: “If you want to make God laugh,Continue reading “A Quick Thought…”

They will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.

“And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, that you send him to my father’s house- for I have five brothers-in order that he may warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’ But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’ But he said,Continue reading “They will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.”

A Quick Thought…

Open to Interpretation… There is much talk (and always us been) that certain parts of scripture is outdated, or that it means something other than what the words clearly state (verbatim), or the post-modernist view that the Bible is completely up to individual interpretation. For those who ascribe to such, consider the following:  “But knowContinue reading “A Quick Thought…”