Sifted and Refined: A Blog on Human Weakness, Frailty, and Brokenness, and How God Can Use It (If We Let Him)

  Pain changes you. “There’s something I want to tell you,” she began. I suddenly became aware of the din of china as she paused to collect herself. Lauri and I sat forward. It was clear from her quavering voice, her whole bearing really, that what she had to say was very important to her. … Read more

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

This morning in church my pastor, Danny Wood, preached on James 1:2-12: “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If … Read more