So often my work is done quietly, behind the scenes, and that’s where I’ve found to have the best view, a front row seat, to watching the Lord at work. I’d like to brag on the Lord a little bit this morning, and share with you how I saw him caring for his church yesterday. I know many pastors, writers, artists, and speakers have been riding the waves of discouragement and adjustments this past year. Let this bring you hope and encourage you to hang in there. In spite of all of the turmoil of this season, God is still busy in our midst. This was refreshing to see… … More A Witness…God Caring for His Church
it was a privilege to capture this timely conversation with author and scholar, W. David O. Taylor and singer-songwriter Jason Gray, as they meet for the first time to explore the topics of Honesty and Community in their recent works. Together, David and Jason blaze a trail for us to find peace during this time of emotional and cultural turmoil. They are trusted guides as we navigate this season, and show us how it can ultimately lead us into deeper unity, trust, intimacy and delight with our Lord, Jesus Christ. … More Honesty and Community: A Conversation with David Taylor and Jason Gray
Whatever it is that we are trying to control, let it go. Give it to God and ask for Him to handle it, to work it out, and remember that He’s got your back. We do have control over our responses in this moment. … More Staying the Course
Whether you’ve lost a close loved one, a relationship, or the life you wanted, those losses have to be grieved, and one of the side effects is anger. So, we have to find a way to express our anger that helps us heal, but doesn’t cause others the need to. … More Anger…and what to do about it.
It may be hoping a spouse will change and recommit to a marraige, and they don’t. It may be a job that we truly want and don’t get. Even though some things very dear to our hearts are denied, let’s not lose hope. … More “But why, God?”
I was ashamed of how her death made me feel: vulnerable, envious, weak, emotional, cynical, fearful, angry, anxious. … More Letting People In
A race begins with a single step, and so does recovery. The only way to run with perseverance is to hang on to God’s hand and let him take the lead. … More One Step. That’s It.
Friends we shared choose sides. Favorite restaurants aren’t so appetizing anymore. Vacations to the lake change to someplace new. The dreams for the future die. As a result, we are hit with intense sadness. There’s no death to warrant laying it all to rest… … More Joy in the Rearview Mirror
What’s the hardest part of overcoming our problems? Admitting we have them! I know we can stop, right in the middle of whatever chaos surrounds us, and say, “Enough.” I know we can, because one night 20 years ago, I stopped right in the middle of the mess I was in, looked around, and … More Facing Reality, Admitting we Need Help.
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