"My failure to provide for my children is intentional" & My father’s ashes

I received an email stating that "sometime next week," they were going to spread my father's ashes. If I wanted to go, my aunt, my dad's new wife, and my brother were probably going to be there. I sent back a reply, saying I had no plans to attend, but out of curiosity since my …

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At the end of all things, love

Nestled in the middle of the next-to-last chapter in the first letter to the Corinthians, we find the consummation of all things.But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. 24Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every …

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The Irresistible Grace of the Father and its role in Salvation

I had resisted the pull from the Father toward the cross and His moment of justification. (John 6:44). I was not successful, obviously. But I vividly remember the feeling that I was OK about the concept of God but not OK with the sin and the blood of Jesus. It was just too weird. Of …

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Abba, Father! Crying out to God for the LITTLE things

God provides. He provides the big things. He provided a way to heaven through His Son Jesus Christ for all who would believe. He provides the Holy Spirit to indwell us and help us resist sin. He provides good gifts of the spirit to edify the body and grow in faith. He provides patience in …

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