An explosion of praise reading Job

Job's story always gets me.  I feel so much of the sense that, "This just isn't right!  This guy didn't deserve this!"  And at the same time the sense that, "This is how God works.  He is working something eternal and wonderful in us through suffering." I don't claim to know even a fraction of… Continue reading An explosion of praise reading Job

A slow-to-believe believer’s thoughts on Good Friday

It's Good Friday.There's a tsunami of meaning in those three words.Maybe for you it's just TGIF.I get it.  Honestly, I grew up hearing the story of Jesus' death and resurrection, but for years it made no connection with my soul.  If I'm honest the celebration (if you can call it that) of Good Friday has… Continue reading A slow-to-believe believer’s thoughts on Good Friday

Let Down by God?

This past Sunday I stood in a high school theatre with dozens of people I don't know looking up at the screen where the band was projecting the words to the songs we were singing to God:You're never gonna letNever gonna let me downYou're never gonna letNever gonna let me downWhen I get to church,… Continue reading Let Down by God?

Chasing Normal?

My sister once told me she believed God appointed to me the hard things I'm walking through because he is using my life to encourage other people to trust and obey him.I want that, but I also confess I don't.Part of me just wants a "normal" life with ease. No ongoing marital struggle. No conviction… Continue reading Chasing Normal?

Thoughts On Abortion in America: Hope and the Gospel in My Crisis Pregnancy

Tomorrow is the 44th anniversary of the famous Roe vs. Wade decision by the Supreme Court which put into motion the legal killing of unborn babies in the United States. From that date to today over 59 million babies have been aborted in this country alone. To put that in perspective, about 6 million Jewish… Continue reading Thoughts On Abortion in America: Hope and the Gospel in My Crisis Pregnancy

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter." – Martin Luther King Jr.

I have been silent. And this post probably won't exactly be the voice heard round the world.  But in a society where social media is the public square I feel like I'm trying to hide in the shadows if I don't speak up even though I know speaking up will most likely get me rejection.I… Continue reading "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter." – Martin Luther King Jr.