“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.” … Continue reading The Illusion of No Progress
“And I pray this: that your love will keep on growing in knowledge and every kind of discernment, so that you can determine what really matters and can be pure and blameless in the day of Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” –Philippians 1:9-11 As we dive into the letter to the Philippians, … Continue reading The Peace of Paul: “What has happened… has actually resulted in…”
Lately I've felt mad at God. And in feeling guilty about it, I figured I should forgive...because I'm usually of the mindset that if I am mad at someone then I should forgive them. Easier said than done sometimes, I know. But I know it makes me feel better. But then I thought... What the … Continue reading Don’t be Mad at God
Someone needs to hear this today. Please know it…God loves to make you smile! He loves you. A lot. A lot a lot!!! “Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations.” –Isaiah 42:1 Did you … Continue reading God Loves to Make You Smile!
The apostle Paul knew what it was like to have a bad day. Shipwrecked, thrown in prison, flogged, beaten, stoned, in danger from people, in danger from nature, hungry, thirsty, cold, weak… You can read about his perils in 2 Corinthians 11:23-33. Paul learned something about his perils. His most profound statement in all of … Continue reading It’s been a Bad Day…So that…
Do you ever feel like you just can’t live up to the life God has called you to? Do you ever feel like you don’t measure up? Have you ever felt like you’re just not enough? If you’ve ever felt inadequate or incapable… insufficient or invisible… a disappointment or a failure... I know how you … Continue reading God is Satisfied in You
Why love God? Why want Him? Is He really worth our devotion? Worth our very lives? In effort to love God, I find that I fail every day. So why even keep trying to love Him? Should I give up and stop trying? Surely not. Should I abandon Him? Surely not. For quite some time, … Continue reading Why Love God?
This has really been a tough season for me in so many different ways. I’ve never felt as low as I do right now, but I’ve never reached a greater epiphany than I have the past several days. For the first time in my life, I’m experiencing what this whole theology of God being enough … Continue reading Running Out of Numbing Solution: When Nothing in Life is Enough
Why does God give us pain? I know why He allows pain. I know why He permits pain to exist in the world. It’s a product of fallen humanity. Nothing will be free from pain until Jesus comes back and ushers in the New Heaven and New Earth (Revelation 21). I know all of this. … Continue reading Tears, Airport Terminals, and When God Gave Me Pain