Why do some fall away from Christ?

At this time in my life, I observe around me those once passionate, Jesus movement hippies, who have now fallen away. I must confess, but for the grace of God, it could be me also. And, then there are the Christian marriages–far too many–that have failed. In asking myself this question, “Why have so manyContinue reading “Why do some fall away from Christ?”

1.28. 2020 Morning Prayer Tuesday

Let me now go forth, O Lord my God, to the work of another day, still surrounded by Thy wonderful loving-kindness, still pledged to Thy Loyal service, still standing in Thy strength and not my own. Let me today be a Christian not only in my words but also in my deeds: Let me followContinue reading “1.28. 2020 Morning Prayer Tuesday”

1.27. 2020 Evening Prayer Monday

I falter where I firmly trod,             And falling with my weight of care             Upon the great world’s altar-stairs That slope thro’ darkness up to God, I stretch lame hands of faith, and grope…. Eternal God, grant me, I pray Thee, a clearer vision of Thy truth, a greater faith in Thy power, andContinue reading “1.27. 2020 Evening Prayer Monday”

This is what actually happened

The Greeks and Romans, Jews and heathen, hated each other. Between all the nations of the world there was hardly a thought of love. The very idea of self-sacrifice was a strange one. When unbelievers saw that Christians from different nations, under the powerful working of the Holy Spirit, loved one another even to theContinue reading “This is what actually happened”