The account of Moses and the burning bush has many things we can learn from it. Moses was in a place of comfortability before God confronted him. He had been away from Egypt for many years and was staying in Midian herding flock with his family. I’m sure he thought this was all his life […]
As a Christian, sometimes it can be easy to get into an autopilot state when it comes to our relationship with God. We can perform all the “right tasks,” but with a daunting heart disconnection from God. It is possible for us to do “good things” as Christians, but it still be wrong. This happens when our feet become programmed into performing “Christian duties” but our hearts, while carrying out those “Christian duties” are far away from God. If we are not careful, after a while, our relationship with God can become artificial, superficial, and mundane. We foolishly place God as another person on our checklist to spend time with, not realizing the gravity and depth of what it means to really be in connection with the true and living God.
Year 29 has been such a beloved teacher for me. I’m so grateful for every lesson, every joy, every sorrow, every tear, every laugh and every opportunity. God is forever faithful and I am so grateful!
I wrote this blog a long time ago when I was in a really bad space in my life. I’m sharing this now in hopes that it may encourage someone else. Trust is something we all desire to have, but it’s one of the most vulnerable things you can do. My prayer is that your soul may be encouraged as you read this.
Gripped by Grief Grief has a way of seizing your heart like a Sumo wrestler. It pounces on you and sends you falling to the ground. Then once it has you knocked down, it seems to squeeze you and sit on top of you, refusing to let you go. Its grip can feel extremely tight…so […]
KNOWING CHRIST THROUGH SUFFERING “Even more, I consider everything to be nothing compared to knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. To know Him is the best thing of all. Because of Him I have lost everything. But I consider all of it to be garbage, so I can get to know Christ. I want to […]
The Truth About Family I recently went on a trip to Atlanta, Georgia for my family’s 26th year reunion. Every two years my extended family that lives in various areas around the globe, gathers together for several days to spend time with one another. This family reunion was filled with lots of fun, food, and […]
To the Motherless and Fatherless For many people, days like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day can be some of the most grief-stricken and pain-filled days. It’s days like these that can be a reminder of the physical absence of a precious loved one or the emotional and relational absence of a parent that is still […]
I can’t believe it’s been two years. I will never forget the look on your face when I told you I was walking away from the relationship. I remember that day like it was yesterday. The memory of the pain and fear in your eyes used to haunt me. I never imagined myself walking away. […]
Reality Check There can STILL be sadness on the mountain top. There can STILL be loneliness with status and popularity. There can STILL be emptiness with material possessions and money. Many individuals spend their whole lives chasing people, status, and things. However, life, peace, and joy does not come from any of those things. Our source […]