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Fire burns away the pain, 

And rain washes away the shame, 

But the wind, the wind only carries the pain and shame somewhere else, 

Changing nothing at all,  10 more words


Suffering is meaningless: the hope of Dr Jared Noel

I met the extraordinary Jared Noel on August 26, 2014, at the West Auckland hospice where he was dying. Our first conversation was about the meaninglessness of suffering, a thesis I had taught, controversially, at Laidlaw College, and which a friend and colleague was now teaching in my place. 1,016 more words


Christ called You by Name

LORDGOD called you by Name; Naela, David, Christopher, Ashley,  Sue, Alma, Randy and the children in the courtyard in the Northern and Southern Kingdoms, Beauty beyond Bones, oneann 65, abby the spice of life, Kristi, Waswa, Abigail, the adopted children of the Northern Kingdoms and the Southern Kingdoms; 377 more words


Perilous Times Shall Come - Matthew Henry Bible Commentary

Perilous Times Shall Come – Matthew Henry Bible Commentary

2 Timothy 3:1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. 6 more words

He forced Himself . . .

Christ was the master of humility, especially if you believe He was God. I guess, actually, if you don’t believe He was God, He wouldn’t seem very humble at all, given His claims of being God. 1,908 more words


The Pharisaical Christian

“And Jesus said, “For judgment, I came into this world, so that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind.” Those of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these things and said to Him, “We are not blind too, are we?” Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but since you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.” 1,465 more words


Free or Sacrifice

Have you ever heard anyone say, “the best things in life are free”? Is that really true?

To me the best things in life are: 355 more words