It’s not that you aren’t improving. Things keep getting harder.

The title is a bit of advice I gave to a family member once, and I want to try to give myself the same grace. It seems that once one thing gets better, another difficulty pops up. Or in my case, the same old root starts to spring up yuckiness that I need to prayContinue reading “It’s not that you aren’t improving. Things keep getting harder.”

Get Behind Me, Satan

The idea of Christian suffering is heart-wrenching. I do not relish in it whatsoever. However, I do know that suffering in this life pales in comparison to the goodness sewn in the Kingdom of Heaven. I would rather see myself or someone I love to suffer in this short life and reap a great andContinue reading “Get Behind Me, Satan”

Moving Away from Cancel Culture toward Connection – Reblog from In My Father’s House

Last time I talked about how we do have some commonality with people who may have a different worldview than ours. Today I want to look at how we can navigate a potentially combative conversation to come to some sort of agreement, maybe even win the other person over to our point of view. AsContinue reading “Moving Away from Cancel Culture toward Connection – Reblog from In My Father’s House”

Why I Believe in Jesus—When I Called, He Answered

Like many Christians, I was raised to believe in the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus. However, being raised in the faith within a largely Christian society is not why I believe in Jesus. There are several reasons why I believe. One of the most substantial reasons is that He answered when IContinue reading “Why I Believe in Jesus—When I Called, He Answered”