Advent

This week is the start of advent season. You may wonder what advent is and why we celebrate it. It begins the 1st Sunday of 4, leading up to Christmas. Advent symbolizes the present church as God’s people wait for the return of Christ in glory to consummate his eternal kingdom. We are waiting and […]

Lament

The holidays can be difficult, sorrowful, lonely. I hope this may help you understand that it is ok. God is there for you if only you turn to Him. What is a lament?It comes from the Latin word lamenta: weeping and wailing. It is a passionate expression of grief or sorrow. It is a means […]

Trust

Matthew 6:34 (ESV)34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. The latter part of this verse means enough of the day will have its trouble. So…. Why does he say this? Is it because He knows that regardless we will […]

thanks

Giving thanks in all circumstances is especially difficult when undergoing or enduring suffering. How can you be thankful when there’s something that hurts so much?I know it is hard to see it this way, but suffering is meant to grow our faith not make it smaller.For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an […]

Rest

Where do you find your rest? Is it in a good book? TV? Music? Wine? Sex? Conversation? Food? Do these things really provide rest or a means of escape? Rest is the refreshing quiet or repose of sleep. It is to relieve weariness. How often to we go to bed and still wake up as […]

Psalm 139

This weekend I was witness to the beauty of life. I’ve seen it multiple times, but my eyes truly saw it again in context of Psalm 139. You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And […]