Your Struggle To Be Better Counts For Something

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.]

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Thank God For The Closed Doors

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.]

Sometimes God’s Grace Weighs Heavy On Me

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.]

Giving Up The Fight Against Pain and Discomfort

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.]

Sports and Misleading Narratives of Christian Victory: Or, That Time I Swore I’d Shave Off My Eyebrows

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.