Tag Archives: God’s promises

Beauty for Ashes

To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the … Continue reading

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What’s Your Coefficient of Restitution?

One of my friends has been having an unusually long run of bad luck, but no matter what blows knock her down, she always bounces back to her usual, optimistic self.  I believe her strong faith plays a role in … Continue reading

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Enough doom and gloom

The Old Testament prophets are famous for bringing bad news. Even today, you sometimes hear someone chastise a pessimist by saying, “Don’t be such a Jeremiah!” because a constant diet of bad news wears us down. That’s where many of … Continue reading

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