A Road Less Traveled

Suffering precedes Glory. Anytime we are are following Christ, taking up the Cross, we should expect the attention of the Enemy. As Paul so eloquently writes in Ephesians 6:10-20, we are in a war–a spiritual war–a fight between Good and Evil, a battle between the children of the Light and the world of Darkness. AsContinue reading “A Road Less Traveled”

Modeling Faith

It’s important that we model our faith for others, both naturally and intentionally, just as someone in our life has modeled faith for us. When you think about those people in your life who modeled their faith for you, who do you think of? I recall my Grandmother, Hedwig, who I knew to be aContinue reading “Modeling Faith”

Love Matters to God

The most basic need we have as humans is to feel loved, to be loved, to experience love. Love changes everything. The presence of love in our lives empowers us, energizes us, drives us, comforts us, nourishes us, and encourages us. The absence of love brings to mind feelings of darkness, despair, loneliness, purposelessness, andContinue reading “Love Matters to God”

Full Circle

Healing begins with brokenness. But we don’t stop there. Don’t wear your past like some badge of honor. If your past is much like mine (and I suspect it is), there is little pride to be found in the shortcomings of our yesterdays. Instead, we move forward, not reveling in the pity of our pastContinue reading “Full Circle”

Speaking Rightly

In recent weeks, writing a blogpost has proven difficult for me. There are a ton of ideas racing through the synapses of my brain. Putting them to paper doesn’t come as easily or readily as I’d like. I don’t want to say something just for the sake of talking, nor do I want to postContinue reading “Speaking Rightly”

Amen

“Amen” is an exclamation point of hope after a prayer for help.-John Piper