A PCA church in Lake Suzy, Florida

Posts by Mary Brooks

Promises

“A people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone” (Isa. 9:2).      Much of our life of faith is spent living in between God’s promise and its future fulfillment. All through the Bible, God makes big promises and then…

Happy Thanksgiving

“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good” (Psalm 107:1).      Most of the students I’ve taught over the years will know that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Oh,  doIn’t have to enjoy turkey and all the fixin’s, though a slice of pumpkin pie is treasured. But I realize that there are many we…

Rest

“Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened”…

Amazing Grace

“What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you…Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you suppose it is…

Happy Reformation Day

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Pet. 2:9).      For most Americans, today will be spent dressing up in fancy costumes, trying desperately to…

God With Us

“Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?” (Psa. 139:7).      I am currently sitting in my hotel room near the Atlanta airport, here for a Great Commission Publications (GCP) board meeting. I cannot begin to express to you what a joy it is for me to serve…

My Grace Is Sufficient

“Then he [Elijah] was afraid, and he arose and ran for his life…into the wilderness and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he asked that he might die, saying, ‘It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers.’ And he lay down and slept…

No More Tears

“On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined. And he will swallow up on this mountain the covering that is cast over all peoples, the veil that is spread over all nations.…

My Glory

“But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head” (Psa. 3:3).      Where do we go from here? It is a question I am hearing every day. Thankfully, we are moving out of crisis mode, but we are far removed from the normal rhythms of life that we…

No More Tears

“On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined. And he will swallow up on this mountain the covering that is cast over all peoples, the veil that is spread over all nations.…