What’s the Big Deal with the Puritans?
He was the kind of adolescent who would keep secret reading material stashed under his mattress. Long after he was supposed to be fast asleep, the teenage Joel Beeke would lay in bed with the light still on, pouring over…Continue Reading
Envy Hunts in a Pack
Picture your bathroom. Now picture your toilet. Now, you know that space behind the toilet, the disgusting place where nobody goes? The place that, if you should happen to drop your toothbrush, it means that you’ll just have to buy…Continue Reading
New Daily Devotional Website
We’ve taken Solid Joys to a new level.
As of today, we are happy to announce that our daily devotional app is no longer restricted to Apple and Android mobile devices, but is now a fully functional website. We’re hoping…Continue Reading
In God We Joy
Our joy in God is bound up with our trust in God. The two cannot be separated — not ever. Trust is the backbone of joy. And joy is the outflow of trust in one who is fully Trustworthy.
The Power of a Parent’s Words
“Mom, you are making me feel dumb” my son said quietly.
I drew in a quick breath and exhaled. My heart was pierced by his words. I looked over at my son. He stood there staring at me, the hurt…Continue Reading
Letter to a Parent Grieving the Loss of a Child
Earlier this year, a grieving mother, who recently had given birth to a stillborn son, wrote to me asking for counsel and comfort. The team at Desiring God thought this letter might be helpful to some others, whether other mothers…
How Far Is Too Far Before Marriage?
Leap and Weep: Pondering Again That It’s Over
People continue to ask me how it feels. “You were a pastor non-stop for 33 years. Now you’re not. How does it feel?”
I have been tongue-tied too many times. So I have tried to come up with the shortest…Continue Reading
Lay Aside the Weight of Fear
What happened in Boston on Monday was demonic. The thief (John 10:10) killed three precious lives, wreaked physical destruction on scores more and spiritual destruction on thousands. And he stole not only the joy of the race for millions, but…Continue Reading