“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….
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
Our psalm today is considered the most gut-wrenching psalms out there. It’s full of pain, suffering, anguish, and honest questions about what God is doing and why. And yet through all of this we are also given a glimpse of their own hope. Continue reading Psalm 88: An Honest Psalm of Despair
This blog I wrote for FamilyFire is about finding hope in the midst of our pain and suffering. It’s not a blog that speaks on why we suffer but I do speak of the need to focus on the other constant in our life: God. Continue reading FamilyFire: Finding Hope Amid Suffering
On this 5th day of the Passion Week we find Christ, with 11 of his disciples, at the Garden of Gethsemane. It is on this evening that Christ’s humanity becomes blazingly clear as he asks of his Abba that the cup and the hour pass by…but only if God wills it. Continue reading Day 5: A Night of Anguish
Psalm 77 is a dark psalm that challenges the reader with our own inability to look past our current struggles – and that our current pains can easily drive us to forget the God of our future hope. Continue reading Psalm 77: A Psalm of Patience