I’ve Been Here Before…
I see comfort in my rulebook, but I also see pain. Why? Because each standard I fail lands like a brick on my heart… grinding shards of clay into me with a poisonous whisper: You’ve been here before.
For When You Feel Broken
A pedestal makes for a very lofty and lonely home. But for years, I’ve made my home there. So many of us do.
10 Songs for When You’re Anxious
Sometimes, we need to just step back and meditate on truth.l because we can’t see or feel it. In those moments, I’ve learned that the best thing I can do is crack open my Bible and immerse myself good music.
3 Things the Church Can Learn from COVID-19
As I’ve been meditating on the unique challenges that coronavirus has presented in my life and in the life of our nation, I’ve been impressed three takeaways that we, as the Church, would be wise to learn from this season.
A Loved 2020
Somewhere along the hardened road of life, our blissful joy has aged. As children, we ran to mom and dad, pleading for attention or a hug or a funny joke. Then, we grew into a state of self-consciousness. We wondered, “Am I too needy?”
To Be Perfectly Loved
Perfect love casts out all fear (1 John 4:18), but perfectionism bids it a warm welcome. And I had become host to a number of fears.
What to Think of God’s Wrath
God is perfect because He required a penalty for sin; and He is loving because He paid that penalty Himself.
Confusing Worry With Prayer
That cycle of worry feels intoxicatingly good! My mind takes off and before I know it, I’m flying through time and space, hunting for all the little ways life is (or will be) falling apart. Strangely enough, it feels like I’m actually moving forward as I taste that alluring promise of control.
Climbing & Letting Go
As rational as it was to let go of the rock and trust the harness, letting go is not something I’m very good at. Could I really just let go?
One Year Later: Learning to Struggle Well
Just like Jacob in Genesis 32, I’m grabbing hold of the Lord and discovering the depth of His grace and mercy for me. Every time I wander, sin, slip, fall, or soar: I grow more aware of where He is and take a firmer grip on who He is to me.