Veins Running Fire

The awful struggle between spirit and flesh is best known by those who believe that the difference between them is of very great importance. Mr. Rochester’s agonized plea to Jane Eyre expresses that terrible conflict exactly. "One instant, Jane. Give one glance to my horrible … Continue reading

Act, Don’t React!

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13). How we respond when we have been hurt or wronged is an eloquent indication of the depth of our walk with God. As Christians we are called to a higher standard than the world. That standard highlights our … Continue reading

The Monkey’s Clenched Fist

In North Africa the natives have a very easy way to capture monkeys. A gourd, with a hole just sufficiently large so that a monkey can thrust his hand into it, is filled with nuts and fastened firmly to a branch of a tree at sunset. During the night a monkey will discover the scent of food, and its … Continue reading