Examining Decrease – What Is This?

Jeff Humility, Mercy, sorrow, Suffering

He was the most famous prophet in Israel the day he burst on to the scene. For four centuries, Israel had not heard from their God, so when the Baptizer began to proclaim the word of the Lord in the wilderness, the hungry people began to devour all that he fed them. John’s ministry did not include signs and wonders …

4 Places In Our Valleys

Jeff Spiritual Growth, Suffering, Uncategorized

One of my desires in communicating bible truths is that I might be able to help others in their personal journeys with the King. Over the last twenty-three years, I have been able to experience how amazing it is to walk closely with Jesus Christ. He has truly become everything to me. Yet, that becoming involved some intense seasons of …

Pursuing Joy (part 3, a follow up concerning Suffering & Joy)

Jeff joy, Suffering

My previous post began to unpack what Paul was describing when he peculiarly proclaimed that “we rejoice in sufferings”.  Recognizing that I needed to take some care in how I deal with this subject, I left off that post from Tuesday, and am resuming it after much thought today.  All of you reading have undergone, are currently undergoing or will undergo …

Joy In Suffering – Last Thoughts

Jeff joy, Suffering

Sick of struggle & suffering?  You cannot wish it away or ignore it into oblivion.  When pain comes it can do a number on us in a short time.  When it remains, it can actually influence us so much that we change into a person different from who we were before the pain arrived.  When we respond properly to suffering …