Doubts and Fears

The goodness of God is always present—even in difficult circumstances, even when we can’t see it. He does not give up on us when we rail against Him in fear and anger. He is I AM. Always present. Always there. And though I believe it hurts His heart to see us in pain, there is goodness even in the pain.

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Little Lies

Maybe you aren’t prone to outright lying, but when it comes to living the Christian life it is so easy to fall into the trap of “going along to get along,” or “faking it till you make it.” We sing hallelujahs on Sunday morning, but our hearts are full of bitterness, judgement, fear, and pride. This is what Scripture calls a “double-minded” person.

Chapter 14: Draw Near

Nun “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws. I have suffered much; preserve my life, O Lord, according to your word. Accept, O Lord, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me…

Rubber Balls, Mini-Vans, and Comfort Zones

Exercise is good for me, this I know. The super-toned, peppy lady on the video told me so. Some days, though, my head knowledge does not always translate to a physical “want-to.” Can you relate? Slogging through a cardio-pilates video, I listened to the perky coach talk about motivation. Usually these pep-talks are comprised of,…

Happy New Year, 2019!

Dear Friends 2019 has dawned, and just like that, we close the books on another year. 2018 rushed past us like a leaf on the whitewater current of time. It’s true what they say: the older you get, the faster time goes. Yet, here we are with a new year, like a fresh piece of…

Chapter 13: Crave

Mem “Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me. I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes. I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts. I…