We Can Go On!

Recently I was reading from the classic devotional, “My Utmost for His Highest”, and I read an installment titled, This Experience Must Come. In this writing Oswald Chambers recounts the story of how Elijah was taken up to Heaven, leaving the prophet Elisha alone to himself (2 Kings 2:11-12). From this moment, he had toContinue reading “We Can Go On!”

Foggy Mornings

As I travel up the Coalfield Expressway in West Virginia this morning, it is very foggy (as it is most mornings). Through the dense fog I always get nervous because although I have traveled this road often, I can not see and or remember the curves of the road. This morning, God spoke to myContinue reading “Foggy Mornings”

The Good, The Bad, and The Spirit

I recently read an insightful, yet secular article that offered a good bit of life advice.  It proposed the idea that if we stop constantly rating our life experiences as good and bad, that we could live meaningfully “in the moment”. This is a fascinating concept; although, it can develop into a very frightening realityContinue reading “The Good, The Bad, and The Spirit”

God’s Palace, Not His Prison

It was once said by the famous Puritan preacher, Thomas Brooks, that “though Heaven be God’s palace, yet it is not His prison”. John Arrowsmith is recorded saying, “A heathen philosopher once asked, ‘Where is God?’ The Christian answered: ‘Let me first ask you, where is He not?’” The Bible says, “The eyes of the Lord areContinue reading “God’s Palace, Not His Prison”

Providence? You Mean Rhode Island?

Providence, Rhode Island.  The capital of Rhode Island was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, a reformed Baptist exile from Massachusetts Bay Colony.  In finding the beautiful land, he named it in honor of “God’s merciful providence”.  Which begs the question. What is this familiar but still yet foreign word?  Webster dictionary defines it asContinue reading “Providence? You Mean Rhode Island?”

Deliver Me!

Protection.  What comes to mind when you hear the word? A shield? Armor perhaps? These are just a couple of cliches. For Christians, often we claim God as our fortress, shield, strength, high tower, and our deliverer (Psalm 18:2).  Paul regarded God as his deliverer in 2 Timothy 4:18.  Paul states, “And the Lord shallContinue reading “Deliver Me!”

Christ Ablaze

Infinite God, nothing outlasts your throne.  Through times past, but now, and ages to come, You preserve the gathered righteous alum. By Your sure Word, the hungry soul You hone.  Bewildered, I live to make Your name known. To Thy Gospel I willingly succumb. Sanctified under the cloud of Your thumb.  Understanding the will thatContinue reading “Christ Ablaze”

Cut and Polish

As a stone fabricator, I have the privilege of transforming raw stone into not only beautiful, but useful creations.  These creations include granite, quartz, and other stone countertops, back splashes, etc.  How are these gorgeous products made? The easy answer: Cut and polish! There is generally a very large slab of stone that is theContinue reading “Cut and Polish”

“Go For A Walk!”

Poet W.H. Davies once wrote a dialogue between Pleasure and Joy. In this dialogue he writes, “Now shall I walk or shall I ride?” ‘Ride,’ Pleasure said; ‘Walk,’ Joy replied.” It is important and interesting to know that the man who wrote this dialogue was a hobo.  A hobo is a travelling worker who oftenContinue reading ““Go For A Walk!””