Fighting the Good Fight, Gospel living, Suffering with hope, Treasures Found in the Trials of Life, Unlocking The Bible

Impossible Circumstances Are Where God’s Glory Shines the Brightest

Some days I feel as if I’m in the front lines of a battle where I’m outnumbered 1,000 to one. I’m fighting for truth, hope, and joy, but the fiery arrows of affliction continue to fly from every angle. I’m fighting the temptation to grumble, get angry, and stomp my feet defiantly at the daily… Continue reading Impossible Circumstances Are Where God’s Glory Shines the Brightest

Gospel living, Unlocking The Bible

Are You Seeking the Glory of God or the Glory of Man?

As I’ve watched the last several weeks of political debates, caucuses, and interviews, I’ve been struck by the number of presidential candidates who claim some form of faith in God, while talking and living in a way that seems far more about pursuing their own agenda than living under the authority of God and his Word.… Continue reading Are You Seeking the Glory of God or the Glory of Man?

Gospel living, Unlocking The Bible

Are Intergenerational Relationships a Blind Spot in Today’s Church?

I admit - I have often tried several wrong roads before finding the right one. To put it a positive spin on it, I’d call myself a "trail blazer". Despite how blessed I was to be surrounded by many godly family members and friends who sought to teach me the wise road to travel, I… Continue reading Are Intergenerational Relationships a Blind Spot in Today’s Church?

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

When God Doesn’t Seem Good

The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him. (Nahum 1:7) Last spring, we were anxiously awaiting our upcoming vacation to Florida. Even more than in years past, I was desperate to get away and catch my breath from all the hardships and stresses that were pounding… Continue reading When God Doesn’t Seem Good