It’s easy to forget (at least for me) how easy we have it sometimes. My life, although I’ve had some difficulties, has been pretty much cake. I have a good job, a healthy family, every possession I could possibly want (well, not everything!), a thriving church community and unbelievable, supportive friends. My kids have it pretty easy too. They’re healthy, have a good school, a supportive family, lots of play time, lots of toys, plenty of food . . .
Not everyone has it so easy. Vanessa certainly didn’t. From a young age she was rejected and abused. In her testimony she describes how she survived her childhood and teenage years and how Christ sought her out and gave her a new hope and a new life.
Amazing. Beautiful. Inspiring.
Vanessa’s Christian Testimony
Not too long ago (OK, it was a long time ago), a site reader sent in a question. The short version of the question went something like this.
I’ve sinned against my wife when we were going through a rough patch. I admitted it to her now she won’t talk to me. What can I do to regain her love and trust?
Tim, when he was still alive, penned a thoughtful and detailed answer. Click the link to check it out.
Will My Wife Ever Forgive Me?
I gotta say, I really appreciate what God has given me. Pastor Paul gave me a task a few days ago — to write down what God has done in my life. Once I started working on the list, I realized I could write forever so I tried to synthesize the many blessings into larger, more overarching ones. One of those overarching blessings in my life is my friends.
The friends God has given me have saved my life, coached me, directed me, prayed for me, encouraged me, supported me financially, taught me . . . I could go on but you get the idea. One such friend is Mark. You know, the guy who wrote so many poems for this site. I met him this morning for coffee and he really encouraged me. He reminded me that Christ is our end goal. He reminded me to keep my eyes on Him. Forget the world. Forget worrying. Forget theological debates. Focus on the prize — Jesus Christ.
For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
1 Corinthians 2:2 NKJV
Anyway, Mark also sent me this poem recently . . . read it and be blessed!
By A Child Reconciled
Mark has decided, once again, to bless our site with some words of truth. Such simple words, but so revealing.
Thank you, Mark.
Click the link below to check out Mark’s poem and stick around – more content coming soon.
The ABCs of Grace
Do you know what’s going to happen to you in the next minute?
None of us do. That’s precisely why we must take this moment, right now, to call on Jesus Christ, the only One who can remove our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
One Minute Altar Call
Thank you Mark for this tribute to Tim, the greatest man I have ever known.
For those of you who don’t know, Tim is the author of the majority of the articles on this site (including a large variety of poems). He passed away last December and for those of us who knew him, he is truly missed.
A Prince Among Men
We’ve heard this question (or variants of it) a lot. Folks think they’ve committed the unpardonable sin and they’re afraid that God will never forgive them. Or they’ve committed deliberate sins and feel that they are beyond God’s mercy. We have one thing to say–stop believing Satan’s lies and trust in the promises explicitly stated in God’s Word.
I Think I’ve Committed Blasphemy – Can I Be Forgiven?
Often we pray, and we don’t receive an obvious answer. What then? Should we just make our own decision? Should we wait until we have clear direction?
How Do We Know When God Is Speaking?
In this beautiful, broken, sin-stained world
Good and evil both exist
And moment by moment we must all choose
Which we’ll follow and which we’ll resist . . .
For the rest of this awesome poem by Mark, click the link below.
I haven’t posted here for a long time. To say that I miss Tim would be an understatement. My life has changed significantly since he’s been gone. I find it difficult to stay motivated. Tonight I felt strongly that I needed to get to work on the site again. So here goes. Here’s an article that Tim wrote a little over a year ago. I have many more.
Folks are also submitting poems and testimonies weekly. I’m so back-logged at this point that I really have no idea how I’ll ever catch up. I really don’t think I will. But anyway, here you go. Another article from Tim.
What Do the Jews Believe About Jesus?