In this world we will have trouble. In this world we will have struggles. In this world there will be wars and fighting and betrayal and selfishness. In this world we will see heartache and tragedy and loss that impacts us deeply. Trouble and struggle and tragedy is almost guaranteed. But take heart! “I have… Continue reading Problems are guaranteed, but there’s hope
Did 2016 feel like a “dry wasteland” to you? Did your wasteland look like several seasons of illness, or a family conflict, or the loss of someone you love? Did your wasteland look like a broken friendship or a failing marriage? Maybe you struggled with unemployment, or a general lack of direction and relentless feelings… Continue reading Say goodbye to the “dry wasteland” of 2016
Do you struggle with fear and anxiety? I think most of us do sometimes, especially when life throws us a curve-ball. But I like that the Psalmist in the Bible never says “I don’t struggle with fear”. Rather, he shares his strategy for how to respond when worry does come his way. Psalm 56:3 says, “When I… Continue reading When you are afraid, who do you trust?
What’s your brand of pain? I’m encouraged tonight by these words by Rick McKinley on the Storyline site… “When we stand in our pain, wrap our arms around it, accept life on life’s terms, we learn we are not alone. There is another set of arms around us, the pain, the situation, this moment. Then… Continue reading Wrap your arms around the pain…
Ever felt the urge to compare your body to someone else’s? Or wonder why some things come so easy to other people while you have to struggle through the same problems every day? Or why you weren’t given the talents or gifts of someone who seems to just naturally succeed at life? Making comparisons is a common past-time.… Continue reading The comparison game