Delivered From All My Fears

Jeannie found herself staring at the digital numbers on her alarm clock once again. The luminous red lines forming the numbers which indicated it was three in the morning looked all too familiar. It seemed that her fears had no respect for her need for sleep, or the fact that in a few short hours […]

False Assumptions, Part I

By Fern Horst other day I happened to notice several Christian romance novels on my bookshelf that have somehow survived my ruthless disposals of what I’ve considered worthless reads. I turned one over to read the description on the back cover, and once again realized why I’ve abandoned reading most romantic Christian fiction. It read: […]

False Assumptions, Part II

By Fern Horst In Part I, we looked at five false assumptions we tend to have regarding marriage and singleness. We stated, “If our expectations for marriage are based on false assumptions, they will become a tyrant in our lives, controlling our emotions, coloring our perspective, and eventually leaving us disillusioned, disappointed, and — worst […]

God’s Perspective of Singleness

By Myron Horst We see things in our life from a narrow perspective, and it is often difficult for us to understand all that God is allowing to happen. Someone standing ten feet behind us can see a much bigger perspective than we can. They can see things we can’t. They can also see some […]

Man’s Research Versus God’s Word

By Fern Horst “Oh, great,” I thought. “Another piece of research touted by the Christian community in an attempt to shore up the crumbling institution of marriage.” It’s not that I was doubting the motive for quoting such research in the Christian magazine I was reading. I know all too well that the institution of marriage […]

Singleness: A Blessing or a Curse?

By Fern Horst I used to think that singleness was about the worst lot in life a person could have. I don’t think it helped that I read every Christian romance novel I could get my hands on. It all seemed so wonderful that I couldn’t imagine what an awful thing it would be to […]

Needs, Desires and God’s Promises

By Fern Horst “Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Psalm 37:4 and Phillipians 4:19) Who could ask for more assurance than these statements from God’s Word itself regarding […]

Standing on the Premises

By David Price But as God is true, our word toward you was not yea and nay. For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea. For all the promises of God in him […]

Steps to Contentment

Allow thyself to complain of nothing, not even of the weather. Never picture thyself under any circumstances in which thou art not. Never compare thine own lot with that of another. Never allow thyself to dwell on the wish that this or that had been, or were, otherwise than it was, or is. God Almighty […]