Posts Tagged ‘persecution’
Why Is My Life So Hard?
Life is hard; it is difficult. That is just the simple truth of it. Jesus confirmed this in John 16, telling us, “In the world, you have trouble”1 – and indeed, we do. You and I have seen and known those who pretend to float from one victory to the next, and if we did not…Read More
Sleeping Through Persecution
Note: Beginning this week, I am moving my blog publication day from Wednesday to Monday. Hopefully, it will help give you a bright start to your week Persecution? I am hearing an abundance of persecution talk among fellow believers and I tend to dismiss it. I suppose depending on how we define “persecution” one could…Read More
God is Not Fair!
This morning I was reading 2 Samuel 22:31, “As for God, His way is blameless; The word of the LORD is tested; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.” (NASB) As I pondered the blamelessness of God, it reminded me of something I wrote several years ago, and I’d like to…Read More
No Strange Persecution
George Bernard Shaw’s most popular play is, without question, Pygmalion, which can be traced back as far as 1871. Shaw’s play hit the public stage in 1913. It has since been revised and updated multiple times, been performed on stages around the world, and has most recently been reworked as both musical and film. The…Read More
Sane in the Midst of the Storm
Donning a look of deep concern, my counselor fixed his eyes on mine and said, “With everything you have been through over the past two years, I am amazed that you are still sane.” Sometimes life astonishes us with its ability to inflict pain. During a keynote address at the 2019 West Coast Christian Writers…Read More
A number of friends and acquaintances have been deeply irritated by the recent announcement of potential Department of Defense court martials for proselytization, an announcement reportedly made earlier this week by the Pentagon, and one denied by the Department of Defense just today. Many followers after Christ were quick to point to the glaring hypocrisy…Read More