On a personal note…

Before you begin reading, I should tell you that this post offers no answers. You won’t find three helpful Scriptures or a list of my favorite things. This is a highly personal post. I’ve struggled with periods of melancholy for years. Normally, it lasts for a few hours, days, or weeks but this time I’m … More On a personal note…

What Halloween taught me about Convictions

Halloween is just a few days away. There are cobwebs, skeletons, and other creepy things loaded up on shelves. Costumes hang just a few rows away from the Christmas decorations. Halloween is an odd holiday for church people. The opinions are varying and sometimes very strong. Inevitably, many Christian bloggers write about why a Christian … More What Halloween taught me about Convictions

Five Steps for Growing in Discernment

You’ve probably heard the word “discern” at some point in your life. Like many words in Scripture, it has a regular, run-of-the-mill meaning and then it has a deeper, more specific meaning. The root meaning doesn’t really change but because God is always considering¬† both the physical and the spiritual realms, the word is richer … More Five Steps for Growing in Discernment

2 Things God wants you to remember when you’re frustrated

There are moments and places in life that always seem to be close memories. Even as distance grows, the memory feels only a moment away. These are generally the large, life-impacting moments in life — the death of a loved one, the birth of a child, or a once in a lifetime experience. Lately, I’ve … More 2 Things God wants you to remember when you’re frustrated