What is joy?

St Thérèse of Lisieux is quoted as saying, “I was between six and seven when I saw the sea for the first time. I could not turn away my eyes: its majesty, the roaring of the waves, the whole vast spectacle impressed me deeply and spoke to my soul of God’s power...

Blaming God – Pt. 2

“[God] will wipe every tear from [our] eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Rev. 21:4 As I continue my study of the Book of Revelation, the character of God calls out to me. In my life, I never...

A ‘camel’ in the desert

Last week, a reader left a comment on one of my 2017 blogs entitled “Joy in the Desert.” The reader said, “God gave me the understanding I have been in a ‘desert’ since December 2015. I abandoned myself completely upon Him and thank Him that He loves me so much that...

“Remember Lot’s wife”

There are times of loss, change and transition throughout our lives. What is of critical importance is how we respond in those times. Do we hold white-knuckled onto a past that no longer exists? Do we miserably drag ourselves through the present, and have a dismal...

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