“The Joy of the true disciple is not in his own salvation but in the victorious joy of Jesus.”  —Leslie Newbigin, The Light Has Come “If God be our God, He will give us peace in trouble.  When there is a storm without, He will make peace within.  The world can create trouble in peace, but

If we consider the unblushing promises of reward … promised in the Gospels, it would seem that our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak.  We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on

“I am amazed at the power that comes to us through suffering; we are worth nothing without the cross.  Of course, I tremble and agonize while it lasts, and all my words about the beneficial effects of suffering vanish under the torture.  But when it is all over,I look back on the experience with deep appreciation, and

You can’t question God’s plan.  You have to understand that He knows what’s best, accept it, and pray for strength. —Unknown The purpose of all prayer is to find God’s will and to make that our prayer. —Catherine Marshall In the center of a hurricane there is absolute peace and quiet.  There is no safer place than in