Tears for My Birthday

I poured a bottle of sedatives down the drain yesterday and I've been hurting ever since. I’m not sure if posting this for the sake of wanting to be consistent is the right thing to do. Perhaps it would be better to silently disappear until the healing process is complete. But by doing that, I... Continue Reading →

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 →

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