Verdant Valley ҉ Faith Challenges is the title of the first section of Desert of Solitude: Refreshed by Grace. This is a sampling from the section.
The introduction to Desert of Solitude: Refreshed by Grace outlines how wonderful humans are even during our lowest to ordinary moments. The African Augustine of Hippo, remembered as Saint Augustine, pondered that people travel the world to experience wonder yet pass by themselves without wondering at all. We become used to ourselves, used to our lives, our surroundings, our situations. We begin to think we are common, that there’s nothing special about us, indeed that our very basic days are as good as life gets.
Preface: A Note About Desert of Solitude
Two common pieces of feedback received for My God and Me, the first book about my faith journey, was (1) the material was dense and (2) frequent pauses were needed to reflect on what was shared. As a result, I’ve taken great care to make the pages of Desert of Solitude more welcoming to read by adding breaks and transitions in the form of poems, notes, songs and sermons.
Family Matters – Future
You can still have the family you envisioned. Just becauae you’ve suffered loss doesn’t mean all is lost. Its never too late to go back and grieve something you didn’t grieve before and move forward from there.
Link: http://tsc.ms/s3 Intro at 43:00 mark The Dukes shared their marriage testimony in three parts: his point of view, her point of view and a joint point of view when they got […]
Nik Godshall’s sermon titled, “Why Marriage?” is an excellent message about the beauty of maintaining sexual purity for marriage and continuing with faithfulness in the relationship.
The Uproar in Thessalonica After Paul and Silas[a] had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. And Paul went in, as was his custom, […]
Shortly after, the house broke up and the floodwaters swept the man away and he drowned.
When in Heaven, the man stood before God and asked, “I put all of my faith in You. Why didn’t You come and save me?”
He makes nations great, then destroys them; he enlarges nations, then leads them away. He strips understanding from the leaders of the earth, and makes them wander in a pathless waste. They grope in the dark without light; he makes them stagger like a drunkard.