There Are No Shortcuts to Growth

Growth comes not from willing in our minds to grow but instead it comes from being challenged beyond what we are currently capable of. It comes from being stretched in ways that are increasingly uncomfortable and sometimes even torturous. When faced with circumstances that we have difficulty grasping, our natural tendency is to withdraw but... Continue Reading →

Fresh Out of Focus

On January 8th I published a post titled "Fresh Out of Ignorance". This past Monday morning I signed on to work on a new piece and, to my surprise, the aforementioned post was in my drafts. Not only had it been removed from my site, the final version that went up was lost and all... Continue Reading →

The Power of Certainty

Complete trust in God isn't the absence of fear. Trust in God means that though fear may be present, there is no uncertainty about who He is. The clarity that comes from defining exactly who God is to each of us as individuals is what gives us the courage to face the unknown on the... Continue Reading →

Thriving in Difficulty

In those dark moments when life seems to be falling apart, I ask you to consider that it might actually be falling into place. When God begins to upend our lives, removing both people and things that we are comfortable and familiar with, it can feel a lot like punishment. It is possible, however, that... Continue Reading →

Relationship > Service

Up until now, I always thought that service to God and relationship with God were equally important. Almost two years ago I published a blog post titled, "Is it Possible to Repay God?"and while I meant well, scripture proves that I had it very wrong. The church at Ephesus consistently gave their service to God... Continue Reading →

In the Name of Love, Be a Conduit

  Lo-debar. The words “lack” and “desolation” immediately come to mind. No thriving crops, no harvest to bring in. Some translations state that it means “no pasture”. Other sources say that it means “nothing”. To me it sounds like a forgotten town for forgotten people. The story of Mephibosheth, who came out of Lo-debar after... Continue Reading →

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