In the face of loss, where and how can we find the providence of a loving, sovereign God?
Preparing for the Hard Times
Nothing can guarantee we'll make it through hardship without scars, slip-ups, or shaky moments. But there are things we can do to maximize our chances of suffering in a way that honors God and makes us more like Jesus. And a lot of that work begins long before the trial does.
Building a Faithful Future
How can we foster genuine, enduring faith in the young people within our spheres of influence?
God is our ultimate Source of faith. But often He provides it through other people.
Back to the Present
Our walk with God requires a similar presence of mind. In order to stick with Him through a world of temptations and uncertainty, we need to keep our focus on Him and where He is guiding us.
Faith That Works
The Christian life is so much more than that one decision followed by a waiting game until eternity gets here. Faith is so much more an idea, a ticket we tote around until we get to Heaven’s gate and present it for admittance.
Versing into the New Year: Part 2
Sometimes we start a journey with passion and focus, but as time goes on and the novelty fades, we lose that energy....The good news? God never leaves us.
Versing into the New Year: Part 1
I turn to poetry because it can speak in ways that prose can’t. We can pray, even sing, through poetry.
When God Says “Yes”
How do we know what God’s will is? Sometimes the only way to find out is to pray and see. But there are some things we can know for sure are always His will – things we can confidently expect Him to give when we ask for them.
Surprised by Peace
There’s often not much reason for it. And yet peace – perfect, reason-transcending peace – is what we’re offered by a God who knows even more about our situations than we do.