Suffering with hope

Wisdom in the Garden

“I don’t understand, Lord…” I must have prayed this prayer five hundred times, as I processed a dreadfully painful situation a while back. It all started with a meeting at Starbucks. I walked in with a sunny expression and hopeful expectation. I walked out trying to mask the hurt, then spent the next months beneath… Continue reading Wisdom in the Garden

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?

Gospel living

6 Thoughts to Consider Before Pursuing Professional Counseling

“Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety” (Proverbs 11:14). “Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed” (Proverbs 15:22). Can professional counseling be helpful to a Christian, or is it unnecessary and even harmful at times? Do you see it as an excuse… Continue reading 6 Thoughts to Consider Before Pursuing Professional Counseling