Tag: Story

Where Is God in Our Unmet Desires?

I mentioned in a previous post that I read through the vulnerable memoir of New Testament scholar Wesley Hill and…

The Unexpected Upside of Waiting (Pt 2)

As mentioned in my previous post, waiting can be tough, but it can also have an unexpected upside to it. …

The Unexpected Upside of Waiting

In my previous career, I attended a lot of groundbreaking and ribbon cutting ceremonies.  What I found in those momentous…

Why You Need To Be Brutally Honest With God

Have you ever taken a corner too quickly and feel the center of gravity inch you ever so closer to…

Have you ever found yourself wandering in the desert? Maybe you haven't found yourself in a literal desert, but at least in a desert-y period of life.  Perhaps it's in between relationships, jobs, or some other major life event.  Quite honestly, I'm not a big fan of those times. I find myself entering into a major transition of life and I quite honestly have so many thoughts swirling around in my head.  Fortunately, the raw nature of the Psalms are helpful to pray through.  And as a former pastor suggested, weekly therapy sessions in the batting cage helps on a different level. I have found that following Jesus is difficult under the best of circumstances, so when the bad times hit, it is made even more tough. In this season, I'm learning to follow Jesus by preaching to myself.  I'm learning to follow Jesus by writing verses down on a whiteboard, reminding myself of God's promises to not only preserve, but also to establish me.  While I honestly cannot wait for this season to end, I will come out on the other end clinging to the only certain hope I have-- that Jesus is Lord of all.

How I’m Learning to Follow Jesus

Have you ever found yourself wandering in the desert? Maybe you haven’t found yourself in a literal desert, but at…

The Psalm of Sorrow

One of the reasons I love the Psalms is that they capture raw emotions.  Everything from the exuberance of a wedding to…

When Everyone Else Passes You In Life

Have you ever caught yourself staring out the window wondering if everyone else is passing you in life? Baby number…

Following Jesus In Personal Crisis

I heard a sermon this past Advent centered on the angel’s message to Joseph and it stuck with me.  See,…

Why You Should Keep Running, Even If It Hurts.

Life is like a marathon. It’s a long, grueling race, and within Christian thought, it is a race with a…

When Heaven Paused

I stumbled across this passage in my Advent devotional last week on the amazing Incarnation event and wanted to share…

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