Even when you're not where you want to be spiritually, struggling to move in that direction counts for something. [Click title to read more.]
Our response to closed doors in our lives gives a lot away about what we prioritize. It's time to change the way we think about them. [Click title to read more.]
In the Christian walk, we usually don't have what we need...until exactly when we need it. [Click title to read more.]
It's true that Christianity is simple, in the sense that it's easy enough to grasp and apply. But oh, sometimes it is hard: not to apply the good news to ourselves, but to live in the light of grace as it impacts others. [Click title to read more.]
It's not necessarily wrong to avoid pain, and to do what we can to minimize the pain, discomfort, fear, or grief in our lives. But a lot of us need to get more comfortable with being uncomfortable. [Click title to read more.]
It's interesting to me that we never equate God's victory with loss. That we never equate God with the less-than-happy-end, or with what happens when things don't turn out right. The team that slumps into the locker room doesn't say, "Well, He's the reason we're here." After a fumble or a turnover, the football player doesn't crouch and quietly thank God.