When Parts of Who I Am Feel Unlovable

When Parts of Who I Am Feel Unlovable

God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8 NIV) We love because he first loved us. (1 John 4:19 NIV) Let me share an amazing truth about me. One that blows me away when I take the time it deserves to...
Is There A Bright Side To Disappointment?

Is There A Bright Side To Disappointment?

We had hoped he was the one… (Luke 24:21 NIV) At my best, what I truly desire is for more of my brothers and sisters to know God and experience God’s grace (that is, be aware of God’s active love toward them and within the world.) When I’m in...
Sometimes Just Starting Starts A Party In Heaven

Sometimes Just Starting Starts A Party In Heaven

Who despised the day when little things began to happen? They will be delighted when they see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand. (Zechariah 4:10 GW) August 1 started a 30 day challenge that I’m committing to, to create every day. I don’t do challenges...
Is There A Center To God’s Will?

Is There A Center To God’s Will?

A friend recently requested prayer on his blog, that he would be in the “center of God’s will.” I smile when I hear that phrase, because it brings to mind some target-shaped center of God’s will. Or a narrow mountain trail with steep drop offs to either side. For a...
The Space Between Action And Reaction

The Space Between Action And Reaction

The Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says to the people, “Come back and quietly trust in me. Then you will be strong and secure.” Isaiah 30:15 GNT Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present...
When Your Heart Is Shattered, God Is Right There

When Your Heart Is Shattered, God Is Right There

Things can get easily shattered in the dark. Precious things, like our hearts. We grope and wonder what is out there, and if it could possibly be good. When we reach out and touch something that’s familiar, it comforts us with just the knowing that we’ve...

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