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Why Me?

The way I’ve asked that question of the LORD has changed radically in the last six years of my life.

Six years ago this week, I learned that my mother’s breast cancer had metastasized to her liver. She lived for five more months.

Six years ago next week, I learned that my father had pancreatic cancer. He [...]

Jesus Wants The Rose

Have you been hurt or treated poorly by a Christian? Have you been excluded or marginalized by a church?
Forget about them. Jesus wants you.
Do you think you’re too bad for God to love? Do you think you need to clean up your act before you can get right with God?
Forget about that. Jesus wants [...]

Puritan Post #2 – John Owen

Do you mortify;
do you make it your daily work;
be always at it while you live;
cease not a day from this work;
be killing sin or it will be killing you.
– John Owen –

In my experience, temptation to sin is strongest when my body and mind are not engaged in godly, or even adiaphorous, pursuits. [...]

A Crooked Path to a Narrow Gate

Prefatory caveat:
I apologize for using familiar nomenclature for the men I mention in this article. I don’t know any of them personally.

About four years ago, I was shopping at a local bookstore and picked up a book by John MacArthur entitled Twelve Ordinary Men. I had never heard of the author before but it [...]

Puritan Post #1

Every now and then in 2011, DV, I am going to post a quotation from an English Puritan and add a couple comments. There are many such men to choose from and many wonderful observations on the grace of God and the joyful duties of Christians.

Look at these guys!
They’re just bursting with joy! [...]