What Good Friday Means for Us Today

My sins hung Him on a splintering wooden cross so that the world could watch His pain and mock Him relentlessly. My sins cast Him into utter darkness—a world full of loneliness, shame, misery, gloom, frustration, rage, anguish, sorrow, despair, rejection, and pain. Why would the King of Light dwell in the world of darkness?

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From the Depths of the Pit

I was falling Slipping Sliding Drowning Sinking deep.   Trapped in the deepest Loneliest Darkest Gravest Lowest pit   I shouted Pleaded Begged Cried Called Your name.   You have listened Watched Loved Seen Heard my voice.   My cry for strength Love Grace Freedom Help   You said, “Don’t worry Struggle Wonder Doubt Fear.”... Continue Reading →

Grieving the Goodbyes…Again

I said goodbye to my youth pastor yesterday. That was difficult. Even though I’ve only known him for a few years, it was still so hard. I tried to hold back tears as I thought about him leaving. And I don’t even cry at funerals. I drove away from our church pondering the reality that... Continue Reading →

Three Things to Remember about Prayer-Guest Post

Have you ever prayed and felt like God didn’t listen to your whole prayer? I have. I have received totally different answers than the ones I prayed for and I have wondered if God didn’t listen to my whole prayer. But you know what? I think we feel this way sometimes because we have some misconceptions about prayer. Sometimes we can get so focused on how we think answers to our prayer should be, that we forget who God is.

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