Being thankful goes much deeper than expressing appreciation. Truly being thankful requires a heart that trusts God for whatever He brings into our lives.
Last week death snatched another friend’s child. This time a son. She loved him well and gave him her best.. But sometimes, this time, best is not enough.Read more
May this picture of the comforter warm and comfort your heart.Read more
This Ted Wise story will ease your fear of scarcity. It’s about marbles, selfishness, gratitude, and generosity.
Food promises to calm my anxieties, ease unruly emotions, distract me, and reassure me. But its comforts don’t last. It fills my stomach but leaves me personally empty. I need a better alternative.
Did you know that the word patience literally means “long-suffering”? Not suffering that we can cut short with anger or rudeness or leaving the scene or hanging up. Oh no. Patience (the kind the Holy Spirit gives) refers to the ability to cope with suffering that persists, suffering with no end in sight. You’ll find a lot of suffering on earth, but not much long-suffering. On earth patience is a rare commodity. In heaven it’s disappeared entirely.Read more
We feel entitled to a particular pleasure. Others don’t cooperate. And we get mad. Just like James says: selfish pursuit of pleasure leads to conflict. Our hedonistic striving ignores the fact that pleasure is God’s gift … not our acquisition. Our efforts to satisfy ourselves in effect shut God out of our lives and break His heart. We misunderstand Him: God isn’t anti-pleasure; He’s simply anti-hedonism.Read more