Randy Alcorn is always so wise and aware of the hurts of this world.  But we still have hope!

Some time ago Greg Laurie asked me to speak in November at his Harvest Fellowship churches in Riverside and Orange, in Southern California. Before I left, I was thinking it was bad timing because my wife Nanci was going to the hospital the following Tuesday for a major surgery to deal with cancer that has…

via Hope That Doesn’t Disappoint Us This Holiday Season — Randy Alcorn’s Blog

It’s about becoming less so that Jesus can become more.  From Navigating by Faith…………..

CS Lewis wrote the following bit in a letter written approximately one year before the end of his life: “The whole problem of our life was neatly expressed by John the Baptist when he said (John, chap 3, v. 30) ‘He must increase, but I must decrease.’ This you [may] have realised. But you [may […]

via God’s Work Within Us — Navigating by Faith

Lord, help me to have more joy!  From Life Meets Theology……………..

Today’s blog is taken from the author’s contribution on the first day of the third week of Advent in the book The Battle for Christmas: A Daily Devotional for Advent and Christmas. Used by permission. Welcome to the first day of the third week of Advent when we focus on joy! For many people, one […]

via Advent: Week 3 (Joy) — Life Meets Theology

This article from Already Not Yet delves into the real magic of Christmas — the Incarnation of the Son of God!…………………..

Stephen Wellum: At the heart of Christianity and the gospel is the person and work of our Lord Jesus Christ. Apart from the “Word becoming flesh” (John 1:14) and the incarnate Son of God living and dying in our place as our Savior, there is no salvation. Apart from the coming of the eternal Son, […]

via 10 Things You Should Know About the Incarnation — Already Not Yet

These tips from Stress Management may not be just for moms (but certainly they might use this help!)………………..

Are you stressed out? Could you use a break? If I gave you a nickel for every time you heard the word Moooommmmmyyyy – would you be rich? Well, we have all been there! With babies, toddlers and older children to care for along with cooking meals, paying bills, cleaning and playing taxi, finding time…

via Six Simple Stress Busters For Moms — Stress Management 1 dot GA

I like this!  Hollywood uses stirring music in movies to set a mood; why not God in the Book of Revelation?  From Smoodock’s Blog…………….

 

John said he “heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder” ( Revelation 14:2). When Ezekiel beheld the glory of the Lord in Ezekiel 1:4-28, he heard “the noise of great waters, as the voice of the Almighty,” which came from the wings of […]

via Harpers Harping with their Harps — Smoodock’s Blog

I have had a lot of friends and family suffering with the “Big C” this year, so thought this article from Chalmers’ Blog, and the book it mentions might be helpful to someone.  (I checked the book link, and you can order both in the UK and US)……………….

Suffering and pain are a part of life, aren’t they? Maybe it’s your suffering or that of a loved one but we all, to one degree or another, suffer in this life. As a pastor I often sit with people who are hurting, some from physical suffering, others with mental and spiritual suffering. People ask […]

via Beyond the Big C — Chalmers’ Blog

This article from Draughting Theology reminds us here in Advent season to slow down!………………………

Advent 3 is a pretty evil time for the RCL to assign James 5 and a call to patience. It is as if they’ve never had a seven year-old waiting for Santa in their homes. By the time the ides of December are upon us, I think every parent in Christendom feels like the late, […]

via Patience!?! — Draughting Theology