When the Great Chicago Fire spread across nearly three and a half acres of the Windy City in October of 1871, Horatio Spafford lost most of his real estate investments. Earlier that year, his only son died.
Proper discipleship means following Jesus in every moment, especially those that are trying and difficult. There is no better way to prepare ourselves for those hard moments – and they will come – than to train ourselves for the work of Christ. This is exactly what spiritual disciplines are designed to do.
In celebration of the ways God has been speaking to you during this past week, use this Sabbath break during Lent to allow space for your soul to rest and mediate on Christ. Read the psalm, sing the hymn, and spend time worshiping your God.
One of the most famous buildings in the world is the Leaning Tower of Pisa, which, due to a shallow foundation and unstable soil, has been standing at an angle since nearly the beginning of its construction.
In his book Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life, Henri Nouwen ruminates on friendship: “When we honestly ask ourselves which persons in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead…
When some of the earliest European explorers visited what is now known as Australia, they encountered a wide variety of creatures unlike any they had seen before, many of which are quite unique to that island continent.
Late in his life, the famous painter Claude Monet developed cataracts on both of his eyes. He complained that it was as if he saw everything through a fog. After years of treatments that all failed to give him back his full scope of vision, he agreed to have the lens of one eye removed.