“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” Did you catch Paul’s command? Not only to rejoice but ALWAYS rejoice. “Always” you say? Yes…always. “When certain friendships continue to spiral downward and break even more?” Yup. Rejoice in the Lord. “When my spouse and I are failing at communicating and seem to find more harmful words than loving ones?” Yup. Rejoice in … Continue reading Rejoice in the Lord Always? Oh boy….
This podcast (part 4 of 5 from the book of Lamentations) deals with the darkness of the present while living in the glory of the past. The poet gives us vivid pictures of what once was with what now is their reality. And in the midst of their pain and suffering we get the slimmest of hope. And it is with this small hope that we ask, “Is it enough? Is this small amount of hope enough when we are so far in darkness?” Continue reading Lamentations 4: The Need for Hope
Our podcast today dives in to Lamentations 3 and gives us a hope we’ve seem to have been missing. It’s a hope that seems to come out of nowhere that isn’t based on anything else but God’s “hesed” Continue reading Lamentations 3: The Covenantal Faithfulness of God
I have written this as a co-sufferer of a chronic health condition. I write not to draw attention to me but to give others who suffer hope. Continue reading FamilyFire: Finding Peace Amid Pain
This week’s podcast dives into Lamentations 2 and begs the question: Is God responsible for my suffering? Continue reading Lamentations 2: The Truth of God’s Covenant
This is part 1 of a part 5 sermon podcast on the book of Lamentations.
The struggle in this text is that while the “woman” knows her sins are real she simply needs God to acknowledge her and draw near. Continue reading Lamentations 1: A Crying Out for God