Have you ever noticed how a lot of advertising plays on people’s insecurities? It makes people feel like if they don’t get this product their life is going to be incomplete and they will be missing out. It always cracks me up during the Olympics… Read More »Christ Makes Us Whole
Suffering is a taboo subject in Western culture. The American dream is kind of the opposite of suffering. If we work hard and pay our dues, we can have an easy life. But the Bible tells us something different. We read stories of Joseph, Job,… Read More »A Pattern for Suffering
Have you ever had a situation where you wish you reacted differently? Maybe you wish you were more gracious, or more loving and kind. Maybe it wasn’t even something you verbalized, but something you thought in your mind. Perhaps you’re reading this and you wish… Read More »How Do We Grow Through Difficulties?
One of my favorite places in all the world is Yosemite, California. There is something amazing about being in a place that is breathtaking and unchanging. Seasonally, it changes often. It doesn’t matter how many times I go, it never gets boring. Depending on the… Read More »How Nature Helps Me Persevere
Sometimes God shakes things up so that we can focus on what is eternal, but God is never shaken. His kingdom lasts forever. And because his kingdom lasts forever we can live and serve him with confidence. Needing this reminder today.
The holiday season is right around the corner and for those who are walking through hurt, it can be daunting. But, if you go into the season with intentionality and a plan you can actually find new meaning during the holidays and come through them with authentic joy.