Fighting the Good Fight, Treasures Found in the Trials of Life

Lessons Learned From a Diet of Manna – Part 3

Anyone who has read my posts over the last few months is most likely aware of the unusual diet that I embarked on in a desperate attempt to improve my declining health. After being on a diet of only porridge for three months, followed by a month of slowly introducing food, I am reflecting on… Continue reading Lessons Learned From a Diet of Manna – Part 3

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Don’t Lose Spiritual Disciplines for Fear of Legalism

  This past year, I was given the incredible opportunity of participating in a 16-week course taught by Colin Smith alongside of a few other guest speakers. During one of these sessions, I was struck by a statement made by Pastor Colin. He said, Don’t let the fear of legalism rob you of the benefits of… Continue reading Don’t Lose Spiritual Disciplines for Fear of Legalism

Fighting the Good Fight, Suffering with hope

Through the Lens of God’s Character

Have you ever struggled with the question, “Why is God allowing this”? I imagine that every believer is faced with this question at some point in their life. I clearly remember asking this question as I was painfully dealing with my son, who was struggling with a neurological disorder that we had yet to find answers to. Throughout the hour or more of a heart-wrenching… Continue reading Through the Lens of God’s Character

Fighting the Good Fight, Treasures Found in the Trials of Life

Live As You Are Called

I admit, I have felt discouraged lately in my pursuit of health. After being told by my doctor that after two or three months of a porridge only diet, my stomach would hopefully be healed enough to begin eat normally again, I am still unable to tolerate food. While I am confident that this journey… Continue reading Live As You Are Called

Fighting the Good Fight, Suffering with hope, Treasures Found in the Trials of Life

Four Lies We Believe When We Are Feeling Lonely

There is no denying that many roads of suffering are incredibly lonely ones. Yes, it is true that there is nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9), and often there are more people who can relate to our suffering than we realize. Nevertheless, these roads are often still lonely. I remember when one of my… Continue reading Four Lies We Believe When We Are Feeling Lonely

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Finding Peace in a World of Turmoil

Imagine a state of perfect peace. What do you picture? For me, I imagine retreating alone to the ocean, looking out into the vastness, beauty, and power of its waters. The air is comfortable with a warm and gentle breeze with no distractions other than the chatter of seagulls and the rhythmic beat of the crashing… Continue reading Finding Peace in a World of Turmoil

Fighting the Good Fight, Treasures Found in the Trials of Life

Lessons Learned From a Diet of Manna – Part 2

Well, it's been a little over six weeks since my last real meal. What a journey it's been. I have eaten nothing but porridge in a desperate attempt to find healing, with the exception of a couple small "trials" in the last week or so. While this journey is proving to be far from over, I have been… Continue reading Lessons Learned From a Diet of Manna – Part 2