When Church Hurts

I once thought hiding wrong, was right. We heard it as kids, “Just walk away. It’s not worth it.” And frankly, most of the time, it’s not. Turn a cheek, forgive, overcome evil with good—and that's all true. But Jesus never said hiding wrong was right. He did say nothing is hidden that will not … Continue reading When Church Hurts

Getting More Than You Can Handle: The Truth About What God Gives

The first time I heard someone say it, I thought God a cruel deity. The second time was after I’d read the whole Bible and couldn’t wait to set the record straight. She decreed it to a crowd of us during a lady’s retreat, “God never gives us more than we can handle.” Snapping back … Continue reading Getting More Than You Can Handle: The Truth About What God Gives

How to Pray: An Age-Old Conundrum

Demons of depression chased me home. Hurrying, I pressed into the door. Before turning the handle, I rushed to Jesus, Whisper Your sweet everythings into my ears. The one way the raised in Christ endure in all this dust and ash is praying in spirit and truth. God knows I want to fight my own fights. … Continue reading How to Pray: An Age-Old Conundrum

We Can Enjoy All the Same Things and Come Completely Apart

He couldn’t wait to take me there. “I have something to show you when you have a minute.” In our marriage that once meant, I know you’re gonna love what I love. Today it means, I know you. “I found a picture you are going to want to take.” He says, standing at door wide … Continue reading We Can Enjoy All the Same Things and Come Completely Apart