The Road to Perfection {and LINKY}

As Christ-seekers, we understand that the road to perfect love is adorned with jewels of suffering.

  “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you {Read More}

Secret Spaces {and LINKY}

Thankfully, God loves us too much to allow the beauty of His love to be overcome by darkness of our pasts.

Many of us live lives of duplicity. We are confused, having misled ourselves into believing that we are free of the chains of our past. When we look back at the journey of our lives, we proudly mis-conclude that we have moved beyond the effects of the devastating points of our journey. Yet, the power of our painful past influences our choices in innumerable direct and indirect ways. Choices regarding our relationships, professional life, parenting style, friendships, ministry and more {Read More}

The Vantage Point of Triumph {and LINKY}

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As she pressed through the crowds, she drew close to the ground. She searched frantically, desperate to find him and make her way to him through the herd of people. With shoulders hunched forward, she craned her neck first to the right, and then to the left, all without every really lifting her head. She had to take the most efficient and discreet path to him as possible. It was dangerous for her to be here! What if someone were {Read More}

It Takes all Kinds – Intricately Designed {and Link-up}

It takes all kinds to accomplish Kingdom work.

I am a fan of motion. I am most comfortable when I am doing something. And I am really bad at doing nothing. My mind is rarely at rest. Instead my thoughts are always searching, planning, reasoning, digging, solving, or constructing. Even my nothing has to be full of some activity. For years I struggled with depression. Yet, even in the midst of depression, my mind longed to be busy, as I met the demand for motion with interactive video games, {Read More}

Humility in the Face of Unjust Suffering

To you who are ready for the truth, I say this: Love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst... Live Generously.

Meanwhile, live in such a way that you are a credit to the Message of Christ. Let nothing in your conduct hang on whether I come or not. Your conduct must be the same whether I show up to see things for myself or hear of it from a distance. Stand united, singular in vision, contending for people’s trust in the Message, the good news, not flinching or dodging in the slightest before the opposition. Your courage and unity will {Read More}