Posts from October 2014

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What does it mean to take up your cross daily?

by Ryan Kron

“In a way, I have looked at my wheelchair as my cross to bear, but is it? What exactly is the cross I am to take up daily? What about you? Is your cross your arthritis, a dead end job? Is your cross to bear an unhappy marriage, or recurring headaches? Are these the things […]

Is the world losing its grip on you?

by Ryan Kron

“You are surprised that the world is losing its grip, that the world is grown old?  Think of a man: he is born, he grows up, he becomes old. Old age has its many complaints: coughing, shaking, failing eyesight, anxious, terribly tired.  A man grows old; he is full of complaints.  The world is old; […]

What do you pray for?

by Ryan Kron

“Almighty God, You set before our eyes the many evils by which we have provoked Your anger against us, and yet You give us hope of pardon if we repent. Grant us a teachable spirit that with becoming humility, we may pay attention to Your warnings and also not despair of the mercy that You […]

What is the covenant before the covenants?

by Ryan Kron

It is the covenant of redemption. Father: My Son, here is a company of poor miserable souls that have utterly undone themselves and now lie open to my justice.  Justice demands satisfaction for them, or will satisfy itself in the eternal ruin of them.  What shall be done for these souls? Son: O my Father, […]

To love is to be vulnerable…

by Ryan Kron

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up […]