Sheltered in Love
I’m an Enneagram Type 2. That fact alone will tell you a lot of things about me, including: 1. My deepest need and desire is to be loved simply for who I am; and 2. My deepest fear is never actually having the good fortune of experiencing that. Couple that with the recent dip in…
Stop Talking Over the GPS
I turned the GPS off last week and I’ve been lost ever since. My failure to post on March 4th serves as evidence of this. Prior to that, I had never been so confident of God’s leading in my life. Never had I been so sure that I was finally headed in the right direction.
Only the Well-Behaved Receive The Promises of God?
I know I’ve talked a lot about promises in the last few posts but as I mentioned before, I’ve been wrestling with some things that God has spoken to me and it seems He isn’t going to allow me to move on until I give up the fight. It is my prayer that by the…
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…
Fresh Outta 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…
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…
Trusting Through the Tears
In March of last year, I found myself at the very beginning of an unexpected life transition. Forced to move out of the house I had been living in for over two years with nowhere to go except back home, I had no idea what to make of my life or what to do next.
Actively Searching for Gift Stewards
How ironic it is that a post about good stewardship would go up a day late. And I have no valid excuse for it. I should have drank coffee instead of taking that nap I took the other day. I should have worked on this post instead of watching two movies back-to-back. None of that…
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.
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.