The inspiration for this website came from a Scripture song I heard over 10 years ago at a ladies retreat:

Like Apples of Gold in pictures of silver
A word fitly spoken shall be,
Like Apples of Gold in pictures of silver
Let my life bring glory to thee.

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11

Although some of the "stories" listed are made up, the Scriptural truths they illustrate are very real and can be of great benefit in a Christian's walk with the Lord and as illustrations for the lost.

It is my heart's desire that amongst the pages of this website, the Christian find words of encouragement and be spurred on to service for our Lord, and that seekers of the truth find Salvation in the timeless truths of God's Word for these troubled times.

- Angela

Pathway Of Pain

Pathway Of Pain

(or The Way To God)

If my days were untroubled and my heart always light,
Would I seek that fair land where there is no night?

If I never grew weary with the weight of my load,
Would I search for God’s Peace at the end of the road?

If I never knew sickness and never felt pain,
Would I reach for a hand to help and sustain?

If I walked not with sorrow and lived without loss,
Would my soul seek sweet solace at the foot of the cross?

If all I desired was mine day by day,
Would I kneel before God and earnestly pray?

If God sent no “winter” to freeze me with fear,
Would I yearn for the warmth of “spring” every year?

I ask myself this and the answer is plain –
If my life were all pleasure and I never knew pain

I’d seek God less often and need Him much less,
For God’s sought more often in times of distress.

And no one knows God or sees Him as plain
As those who have met Him on “The Pathway of Pain.”

Helen Steiner Rice.

Casting all your care upon Him;
for He careth for you.

1 Peter 5:7.

Hereby perceive we the love of God,
because He laid down His life for us…

1 John 3:16

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