Tag: Suffering

How To Help People In Grief

“I believe like a child that suffering will be healed and made up for, that all the humiliating absurdity of…

Something To Hold Onto During The Darkest Night

I wanted to share a quote from Biblical scholar D.A. Carson on the all too real topic of suffering: In…

The Unmet Expectation

Have you ever had an expectation that did not take shape in reality?  You know, the type that was all…

How I Want To Go Thomas Jefferson On Suffering

You know what really bothers me?  All this talk about suffering in the Bible.  How suffering is necessary to conform…

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…

Why God Accepted The Blame

One of the beautiful elements of Christian theology is that injustice and evil do not have a final word.  Justice…

Bells of Peace, Even When There Is No Peace

Weeks after the shooting in Connecticut, I just can’t get the senselessness of it out of my head.  Questions floated…

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