When Life is Hard

We are a broken people bumping around in a broken world. Being a follower of Jesus does not remove us from pain — even Jesus suffered. So how do we wade into hard stuff without drowning? How do we suffer well? How do we face challenges or loss differently in light of eternity? Let’s not bury pain, but let’s not give it mastery over us either. As believers in Jesus, we do not have to suffer alone, or without hope. We can grieve and be comforted.
The Yoke and the Plow

The Yoke and the Plow

Exhaustion seems to be the undercurrent of our culture right now. COVID just reared up and blasted us over the last 2 years, and while there has certainly been a spectrum of loss, even on the best side of the swing there has been a cumulative ask that has diminished...

A New Song

A New Song

I cannot sing.  The first time I realized it I was about 9 and I recorded myself (on cassette tape) singing a clip from “The Little Mermaid.”  When I proudly sat my family down for them to hear it, I was shocked and horrified when I realized I was not, in fact, Amy...

Suffering Well

Suffering Well

We are in the midst of Holy Week.  The biggest popularity shift whiplash ever known in one week’s time.  And the impending purpose of The Announcement which was so formidably offered 33 years prior.  Regardless of what people believe about who Jesus was, nobody argues...

Breaking Point

Breaking Point

In the last few days I have heard 3 people who are dear to me use the phrase “I am at my breaking point.”  All for completely unique reasons and seasons of life demands.  And because I love them I am so grateful that they all have growing and vibrant relationships...

Forsaken

Forsaken

It means to be abandoned or deserted; which infers an interruption of sorts.  The one forsaken wasn’t alone to begin with.  My own instinct is to assume (in most cases) a devastating separation, or rejection.  Which is what caught my eye and compelled me to linger as...

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