Monthly Archives: August 2017

Finding Miracles at the Heart of the Storm

Hey Brother, My family lives in Houston. As I write this, the area is experiencing the worst flooding in recorded history. 6.5 million people are affected by the storm. Hundreds of thousands of homes have been destroyed, and the water is still rising. Some people may look at this disaster and ask, “Where is God?…

The Hope of Assurance

CH-August 29, 2017     By Geoffrey Thomas   For many years, I had two excellent Christian women in my congregation who had very different experiences regarding their assurance. One had the strongest assurance of faith that I have known. She could never sing some hymns of William Cowper and could not understand how others…

Back-to-School Challenges

CH-August 29-August 30, 2017 By Juli Slattery The Christmas song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” can be heard around my house in August, sung by my husband, Mike. His singing is meant to tease our three boys about the impending start of school. Like most kids, the Slattery boys are typically not…

My Dear Daughter

CH-August 29, 2017     By Legh Richmond, (Christian writer and clergyman from the 18th century) An excerpt from a letter to one his daughter   My dear daughter, May my dear child be preserved from the defilements of a vain, dangerous, and destroying world. You know not, and I wish you never may know—its…

Sweet Aromas

August 28, 2017 I finally took the plunge. Yup, that’s right – I bought an essential oils starter kit. For those of you who don’t yet know about this growing trend, an essential oil is an aromatic natural oil extracted from a plant. These oils have been used for millennia as natural remedies to life’s…

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

August 28, 2017 Hey Brother, I woke up today and checked my social media feed. Judging by the headlines of the articles being shared, you’d think the U.S. was in another civil war. There is so much division in our country, and I’m sad to say that I see just as many Christians as non-Christians…

Directions for Hating Sin

MTLB-August 28-September 1, 2017     By Richard Baxter   Ezekiel 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. 27 And I will put…

When My Son Went Silent

CH-August 28, 2017     From the blog of Jason Young   I was driving home from church a few weeks ago, and it was son’s turn to ride home with me (yes, he and my daughter rotate). It’s always a fun-filled drive because he talks about everything you can imagine and then some. He…

Luke 11:28

August 27 – September 02, 2017 “But He said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the Word of God, and keep it.” Luke 11:28

The divine Illuminator

QH-August 26, 2017     By James W. Alexander, “Consolation” 1852   “But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name–He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”(John 14:26) Divine Truth is an instrument in the hand of the Spirit,…