To Lean on Love

“I live to show his power, who once did bring
My joys to weep, and now my griefs to sing.”
-George Herbert

“Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.”
(Psalm 30:5b)

If the Mitchells had a family hymn, it would be one by William Cowper. My father’s favorite line in the hymn is “Behind a frowning providence He hides a smiling face.” And mine is “The bud may have a bitter taste, But sweet will be the flower.” Read More


Redeeming the Time

“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom…” (Psalm 90:12)

Resolved, never to lose one moment of time; but improve it the most profitable way I possibly can.
-Jonathan Edwards, Resolution No. 5

My goal for this month fits in well with this resolution, for my goal is to assess how I spend my time and determine ways to redeem it better. Read More

Spiritual Fitness

“…for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance. For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe. Command and teach these things. Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. ” – 1 Timothy 4:8-12

I would like 2017 to be a year I live deliberately – for if I do not pursue Christ intentionally, I know I will fail Him unintentionally. Read More