Punishment and Peace

Isaiah 53:5 “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.” (NIV) In this brief passage from Isaiah 53 in what is known as the Messianic Prophecy, several words, descriptive words jump off the page. Continue reading “Punishment and Peace”


Some of my favorite pieces of advice are. . . Life is hard! Move on. Get over it. Nothing lasts forever. Why?  Because life is just hard!!! Obviously, I am being sarcastic (insert eye roll).  I truly don’t like these nuggets of negativity.  However, from time to time I am guilty of launching them myself. Continue reading “Hardship”