“Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Though I did regret it—I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while— yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us. Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, […]
Help me, LORD!
by Rosie Keenan “Help me, LORD!” I pray this now and often. I hesitate to type this up, because I have so many ways I could proceed and so much past to pull from. So, I pray again, help me LORD! I have found that God is faithful. He is good and his grace is enough. In my weakness he is made strong. I have been made by him and am loved by him. I am a trophy of his grace and love. I do not deserve this life that he has gifted me. I […]
You Believe, Now Heed!
Updated July 26, 2017. But there was a certain man called Simon who previously practiced sorcery in the city and astonished the people of Samaria, claiming that he was someone great, to who all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, “This man is the great power of God.” And they heeded him because he had astonished them with his sorceries for a long time. But when they believed Philip as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized. Then […]
Will You Go to Heaven?
Will You Go to Heaven? I remember a period in my life, a very long period in fact, where I could not honestly answer that question. I thought the answer was no, I was not going to heaven. I believed, like many, that Heaven was for the perfect. I believed Heaven was for those people that had their lives all figured out, had God all figured out, went to church every Sunday and Wednesday, and obeyed every commandment. I believed Heaven was for the person who had never committed adultery, had never lied or stolen, […]