Spiritual Development

When Affliction Meets Hope

2016—Challenging—Difficult—Hard These are just a few adjectives voiced over the past few days regarding 2016.  I don’t disagree with the assessment either.  I, myself closed 2016 discouraged due to a  vast majority of the year spent at my Lord’s side or in His arms while He carried me through some difficult times.  God’s faithfulness and… Continue reading When Affliction Meets Hope

Spiritual Development

Are You Losing Heart?

The first thing that grabbed my attention when I began exploring and reading on the topic of discouragement related to the word’s meaning and it’s relation to the great commandment. In the book, Real Solutions for Overcoming Discouragement, Rejection, and the Blues, Norman Wright gives the definition of discouragement. He states: “Look at the word… Continue reading Are You Losing Heart?

Spiritual Development

Friday Quotes

friday-quotes-for-the-weekend“In religion more than in any other filed of human experience a sharp distinction must always be made between knowing about and knowing.  The distinction is the same as between knowing about food and actually eating it.  A man can die of starvation knowing all about bread, and a man can remain spiritually dead while knowing all the historic facts of Christianity.”  (God’s Pursuit of Man, Tozer)

“To truly confess means you have to be willing to be seen.” Jeanne Stevens @ IF:Gathering2016