Category : Faith

October 11, 2017

When I was 21, I traveled to England alone where I attended the University of London. The night before I was to board my flight, my host family called and said that I wouldn’t be able to come early like I planned, because they were […]

October 04, 2017

I recently heard some great advice: Emotions are like children. It’s okay to let them ride in the car with you, but don’t let them in the driver’s seat. Oh! What if we always remembered to judge between emotions that will lead us down a […]

September 27, 2017

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete not lacking anything.” (James 1:1-4) For a couple years […]

September 20, 2017

In 2011 NBC News aired a story about an unemployed man who was mining for gold and diamonds on a busy sidewalk outside a handful of prominent Manhattan jewelry stores. The news showed him peering into a crack in the sidewalk while holding a magnifying […]

September 12, 2017

Some time ago, a red light appeared on the dashboard of my car. I know almost zero about mechanics, but I do know that when one of those little blinky things comes on, it’s “talking” to me about the internal condition of my automobile. All […]

August 30, 2017

Some things in life are too beautiful for words, like the majestic Rocky Mountains, the sound of a babbling brook, the joy of a baby’s giggle—and the incredible Word of God. But for some people, the Bible doesn’t feel beautiful. Instead, it feels like a […]

August 23, 2017

In his book When I’m Longing for God, Dan Stuecher tells a touching story about the great composer Beethoven. The music man never married but was in love with a woman scholars have spent years trying to identify, a woman Beethoven called his “Immortal Beloved.” […]

August 15, 2017

Have you noticed we spend many of our days simultaneously celebrating blessings but also experiencing grief? Child graduating from high school?  Praise God! Child graduating and moving out? Grief. New job offer? Yay, Jesus! New job that requires relocation? Grief. New marriage? Yay! New marriage […]

August 09, 2017

Nowadays, it seems that people everywhere are talking about having Ninja skills—and that it’s a good thing. One day this crossed my mind, and just because I am a curious type, I decided to look up the definition of “ninja” online. Here’s what I found: […]

August 02, 2017

Everyone experiences loneliness. It’s a common denominator in the equation of life. Our natural response is often to run from it or deny it by filling our lives with distractions. God has a better way. When we allow loneliness to do its redemptive work by […]

July 19, 2017

I once heard someone use the phrase “moral Christianity” to describe what they believe is the current temperature of faith in America, and it grieved me. Moral Christianity points people toward godly—or moral—answers without pointing them toward Christ. It shows people how to live by good […]

July 12, 2017

Have you been holding on to the hope of something for so long that you sometimes wish your dream would die so you could be relieved of longing? If you’re like me, you’ve wrestled with a desire or two for years and there are times […]

July 05, 2017

Do you believe God has a plan for your life that includes His perfect timing? Maybe He brought you a job at just the right time. Perhaps He has given you divine appointments at just the right time, or He has moved in the hearts […]

June 28, 2017

I’m from Southern Idaho where farmers grow lots of potatoes (surprise!) and beans. In the summer, when I travel home to visit family, I like driving to the edge of town to look out over the fields. There is something peaceful about them. I once spoke […]

June 21, 2017

Have you ever thought that if you could just have something or someone you desired that you could be more satisfied than you are with God? Have you ever wondered if another love or desire could take His place, that something or someone else could […]

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