Gospel living, Treasures Found in the Trials of Life

What Does It Really Mean to Be Blessed?

I often hear statements such as, "I am so blessed to have three healthy children!" or "I received the promotion that I've been waiting for...I feel so blessed!" or "We just bought the home of our dreams. We are incredibly blessed!" or "We are blessed to live in a country of such comfort, freedom, and… Continue reading What Does It Really Mean to Be Blessed?

Suffering with hope

Suffering Is a Vessel of God’s Grace to All

No one likes to suffer. When an illness or trial arises, we naturally seek answers and, if at all possible, a quick resolution. At times, we are so desperate for an escape that we willingly accept a "quick-fix" in order to relieve the pain, despite the fact that we may be ignoring underlying issues and… Continue reading Suffering Is a Vessel of God’s Grace to All

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

Finding Freedom in the Wilderness

“How long, O Lord?!” I prayed through tears over my son after a long and painful battle with him. I forced myself to pray despite the anger and frustration stirring in my heart. He burst into tears and cried, “I don’t know why I am like this! I don’t want to act this way, but… Continue reading Finding Freedom in the Wilderness