Sword of Sorrow

The Sword of Sorrow pierced my heart but love poured in!  I did not despair. I am not saying there was no pain but I did not doubt.  I persevered in prayer and trusted in Jesus.  Soon joy abounded and I felt like dancing.  I did dance.  What is different inside me?  Why did I not give in to depression like in times past?  Why was I not overcome with pain and sadness?  How could I still have joy and thank God in the midst of such profound sorrow?  I could not even speak without crying for two days after the call that my nephew was in an awful car accident and in critical condition in ICU (pictured above).  I believe the answer is I truly trust in Jesus now.  I have abandoned myself to God’s divine will.  How did I do this?  It was not I.  Our Triune God changed me. Continue reading “Sword of Sorrow”

Will you remain silent in the face of evil?

I recently read about the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart and the horror she endured that was made worse by pornography.  The devil would like nothing more than for us to remain silent and do nothing.  I can no longer remain silent.  Pornography played a part in hurting someone I love recently.  Besides the obvious victims, those in the actual pornography, I wonder how many more victims there are like Elizabeth.  What can I do?  I am not sure.  I will not remain silent anymore, however.  I think we can change the world by raising children to respect the moral laws of God. How can we do this?  My good friend and mentor, Leila Miller, just wrote a book that can help.  I can’t wait to order and read it.  Kindle pre-orders available now.  Paperback available to order Saturday August 27th.  Click on the picture below.