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A Promise to Cling to in the Pain

This morning started out good. Most mornings do, because that is when my body is most rested. I went on maybe a 10 minute brisk walk. It felt good. I almost felt normal. But afterwards, I stared feeling sore. That... Continue Reading →

Health Update & an Attempt at Optimism

My tailbone pain seems to be getting worse, ever since my third and last chiropractic visit. I am back to having stabbing sensations in the mid buttocks region where I think my coccyx is currently causing a ruckus. I don't... Continue Reading →

Step 1 For Taking Your Thoughts Captive

"Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing... Continue Reading →

Running to the Right Place

“You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance.”  Psalm 32:7 This has always been one of my favorite verses in the book of Psalms. There’s something so wonderful and mysterious and... Continue Reading →

Regaining Perspective in the Midst of Pain

“Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.”  Psalm 27:3   Several months ago, I woke up with severe tailbone pain. I almost passed out walking to... Continue Reading →

My First Chiropractor Visit

Hello again! Wow, it's been a long time since I was motivated enough to write. Having chronic back pain has negatively affected all areas of my life. I wasn't expecting that. But when pain goes on long enough, and not... Continue Reading →

Life Update: Quarantine, Health Issues, More Back Pain

A lot has happened since I've written a post. I have mainly been posting on instagram, because I find it way easier and convenient to be able to post everything from my phone. But I needed a break from holding... Continue Reading →

The Hope We Have in Jesus Christ

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you unblemished in His glorious presence, with great joy—to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all time, and now, and for all eternity. Amen. Jude 1:24-25 If there... Continue Reading →

C.S. Lewis on Predestination

Gospel & Gratitude

What does C.S. Lewis think about the controversial theme of predestination? With his characteristic wit, he brings a refreshing perspective to the issue.

“On Calvinism, both the statement that our final destination is already settled and the view that it still may be either Heaven or hell, seem to me to imply the ultimate reality of Time, which I don’t believe in. The controversy is one I can’t join on either side for I think that in the real (timeless) world it is meaningless…All that Calvinist question — Free-Will and Predestination, is to my mind undiscussable, insoluble. Of course (say us) if a man repents God will accept him. Ah yes, (say they) but the fact of his repenting shows that God has already moved him to do so. This at any rate leaves us with the fact that in any concrete case the question never arrives as a practical one…

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