There were times when I looked at my life and could only see a series of disappointments. The life I wanted bore no resemblance to the life I had, and the sting of failure and rejection weighed me down. As a writer and storyteller, I had imagined my life to be a grand love story.... Continue Reading →
Who’s In Charge, Here?
As the COVID19 pandemic continues on, people around the world are struggling with the restrictions set in place by their governments to stop the spread. Much of our anxiety is rooted in the fact that the situation is far outside of our control. This cuts to the heart of humanity; our trials remind us that... Continue Reading →
Steadfastness of Hope
Trying to keep a right attitude in these uncertain times is a challenge. I am sure I am not the only one battling anxiety, these days. Being a Christian isn’t about being optimistic or pessimistic, it is about living with hope. Christians live with hope, not because we think everything will always be rosy, but... Continue Reading →
Apostolic Arrogance & Humiliation
This week, I am thankful for the people who give me blog topics. This week's blog is brought to you by someone who suggested that the Apostle Paul was arrogant. I hope the comment was made in jest, but it didn’t seem that way, to me. The text that was cited as an example of... Continue Reading →
Stop Asking Questions!
When my alarm went off on Thursday morning, I was discouraged to realize that I felt just as unwell as I had when I had fallen asleep the night before. I hit snooze, and took a couple of Tylenol before putting my head back on the pillow. It was the third day in a row... Continue Reading →
It sounds like a squirrel, but. . .
There is an old joke about a Sunday School teacher describing a squirrel in an object lesson. A child knew the description sounded like a squirrel, but still felt the right answer had to be Jesus. These days, I am learning that Jesus has a single right answer for me; the answer always seems to... Continue Reading →
What To Expect When You’re Waiting
I write a lot about the balancing act that comes with following Christ. The Bible points clearly to ideas that, in the earthly realm, seem to be in conflict with one another. We serve a God who is faithful and loving, but He is also just and fierce. Though He is faithful, we are told... Continue Reading →
No Guts, No Glory
I love the quote from the movie, The Princess Bride, “Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” There is real truth in that. Human nature is to do whatever we can to avoid pain in life, making pain-relief a good selling point. God has taught me about His faithfulness and my... Continue Reading →
Get Used To Disappointment
At times this life can be so filled with disappointments and discouragement. We see this world around us is filled with sin, evil, disease, destruction, and despair; yet all of us have this idea in our minds of how good we think our lives should be or will be. It seems like we all set... Continue Reading →