Can Pain Become a Blessing?

One of the greatest Christian thinkers and authors of the 20th century, C.S. Lewis, published a book in 1940 entitled The Problem of Pain. In this masterpiece, Lewis claimed that pain is a problem “because our finite, human minds selfishly believe that pain-free lives would prove that God loves us.”…

A Matter of Perspective

I'll be honest, the last twelve months or so have been tough. I've been in pastoral ministry now for over thirty years. A lot has happened in the decades gone by, but this past year has been exceptionally difficult. Of course, in life there is always a mix of the…

Let it rain…

I love the sun, but it takes rain to grow I love the good, but it takes pain to know That pain is a teacher, not an enemy, but a friend. The strain makes me stronger The agony makes me deep The lessons of this moment come as I weep.…
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