Posts from November 2013

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“Do not be afraid, for I am with you!” Isaiah 43:5

by Ryan Kron

Yesterday, our family spent Thanksgiving with my aunt, Janice, who is dying from cancer.  These words were a comfort to my soul as I reflected today on fear, suffering, and God’s promises to us which are yes and Amen in Jesus (2 Corinthians 1:20): “The presence of a friend in trouble is cheering and consoling. But it […]

Live near to God

by Ryan Kron

Prayer is the link that connects earth with Heaven. Live near to God, and all things will appear little to you in comparison with eternal realities. When you gaze upon the sun — it makes everything else dark. When you taste honey — it makes everything else tasteless. Likewise, when your soul feeds on Jesus — it takes away the sweetness of […]

I am not what I once was!

by Ryan Kron

In his old age, when he could no longer see to read, John Newton heard someone recite this text, “By the grace of God—I am what I am”  (1 Corinthians 15:10).  He remained silent a short time and then, as if speaking to himself, he said: “I am not what I ought to be—ah, how imperfect and deficient! I […]