Refiner’s Fire: Purpose in Trials – Revisited

These days it seems we are all going through something; whether loss, grief, financial hardship, physical hardship, illness, difficult decisions, personal attacks, or any number of other things. I honestly don’t think I know a single soul that isn’t experiencing some kind of trial to one degree or another. And in many cases it isn’t…

Does God Exist? Is There Evidence for God’s Existence or Do We Stand on Blind Faith?

Many people would like to know the answer to this question. Many more want proof of a material kind when it comes to God. They want to see Him, touch Him, know for a fact that He exists. I think that’s entirely understandable, especially when you consider the ramifications of handing your life over to someone or something that isn’t actually visible. Not to mention the consequences of not doing so, should He turn out to be exactly who He has claimed to be all along.

What good is it if someone claims to have faith but does not have works? Can this kind of faith save them?

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but does not have works? Can this kind of faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm and eat well,” but you do not give them what the body needs, what good is it? So also faith, if it does not have works, is dead being by itself. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith without works and I will show you faith by my works.

Growing Through Adversity

A few years back, my husband and I decided it was finally time to donate our old VCR and all of our videos (yes I know, can you believe we still had a VCR?). Not that everything didn’t work just fine, but the nostalgia of having the machine had worn off, and it had been…

My Life On the Fence

If anyone has the qualifications to write about this subject, it would certainly be me! I’ve spent so many years of my life sitting on a fence that it’s embarrassing. Always jumping back and forth; knowing what’s best for me, but struggling with the things I want in this world. In fact, becoming a Christian was the…

Refiner’s Fire: Purpose in Trials

God allows trials and storms in our lives to bring about a desired result. They are never the product of chance or fate, and they are not designed to destroy or harm us. “He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold…