When God Seems Unfair

When reading through the Bible, we come across many different types of events. Some, like the story of David and Goliath, are exciting, encouraging us to trust God, while others, like Paul's letter to Philemon, overflow with compassion. Adam and Eve's sin in the Garden of Eden cause us to mourn their rebellion, and we... Continue Reading →

Hope Born in the Darkness

  Christmas. It's one of my favorite times of the year. It's the time when the cities get festive and strangers exchange greeting of good cheer. It's when we light up the fire or snuggle on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book. There's beautifully decorated trees and Christmas goodies,... Continue Reading →

What Will You Offer?

Reading through Leviticus has been a challenge. I don't mean this in the sense that it's been hard for me to motivate myself to read through this book (though I will admit that some days that is the case), but Leviticus continually challenges me to look at my life and ask the hard questions. Yesterday... Continue Reading →

My Dependency is My Hope

"for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure."  - Philippians 2:13 This is one verse I have been constantly reminding myself of lately. I'm the type of person that always feels the need to prove (even if just to myself) that I can defeat or... Continue Reading →

No Different Than Esau

Yesterday morning before work I was reading my Bible, and I came upon the familiar story of Esau selling his birthright to his brother, Jacob: "Once when Jacob was cooking stew, Esau came in from the field, and he was exhausted. And Esau said to Jacob, "Let me eat some of that red stew, for... Continue Reading →

Why Are You Afraid?

I am always amazed by how much we don't do because of fear. Be it fear of what people will think, fear of failure, or fear that I will not be able to make ends meet, I have always been a fearful individual. Sadly, these fears of "what-if's" and "what will they think" have prevented... Continue Reading →

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