Steadfast Love and Plentiful Redemption

O Israel, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption (Psalm 130:7 ESV). Steadfast love and plentiful redemption – my greatest desire and my greatest need. I’ve been married for thirty-one years, which means my husband has loved me for eleven thousand, three hundred and fifteen days. On…

Anxiety or Hope

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that…

In Jars of Clay

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us…(2 Corinthians 4:7 NIV). Last night I poured tea into a ceramic mug, but as I raised the cup to my mouth the handle broke into pieces in my hand. Most likely it weakened…