Tag: suffering

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Choosing Joy Even In Our Suffering

Joy is the product of a journey and every journey looks different. But no matter how different one’s journey, our source of joy will always remain the same.

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Welcome Home.

God wants his church to be a place where EVERYONE is welcome; and EVERYONE feels at home. God longs for his lost children to come home. And when they do come home, he doesn’t shame them or disqualify them. Instead, he smiles and joyfully responds, “welcome home.”

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Finding Strength in Weakness

This morning I stormed out of a staff meeting. It certainly was not my greatest moment. I wish I were able to say it was not my fault but I have no one else to blame but myself, for it was I who had chosen to walk through this particular valley silently and pridefully alone. I had chosen pride over humility. Instead of facing … Read More Finding Strength in Weakness

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If I could change the course of my marriage…

I think most would agree that marriage is no Hallmark movie. Marriage is hard; it requires effort on both parties. It’s not always romance and chivalry. Marriage is hurt feelings and forgiveness; commitment and compromise. “While marriage is many things, it is anything but sentimental. Marriage is glorious but hard. It’s a burning joy and strength, and yet it is also blood, sweat, and … Read More If I could change the course of my marriage…

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Even Though, He is Still

01.21.2019 – The Day Before “Even Though, He is Still” came from a place of deep adoration, one of unimaginable awe and wonder as my family and I near the end of a very difficult two-year trial, one that has not only felt relentless but that left our lives changed forever. These last two years have tested my faith more than ever before and … Read More Even Though, He is Still

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Prosperity Perspective: Why Do Evil People Succeed?

Why do evil people succeed? Why does the Lord allow his people to suffer while the wicked prosper in life?
Our perspective on prosperity begins to shift when we focus not on success as it is defined by the world but instead as it is defined by our gracious Redeemer.

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Strength To Carry On

And just like that I fall … I’ve heard many times throughout my ministry that to follow Christ is to become a target for the enemy. I see it often as believers take their next steps in their walk with Christ. I’ve witnessed believers, in what some might call their most trying moments, just days and even moments before being submerged in water as … Read More Strength To Carry On

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