“As it is written, “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.” Romans 9:13 He loved Jacob, that wild boy with a heart rather struggling than obedient. But Esau God hated. What was it about Jacob? What was it about Esau? Was it them at all? Which of the two led a life easy and free from… Read More Jacob Have I Loved: Suffering and the Love of God
The best is yet to come. These words have stayed with me throughout my life, ringing in my ears whenever I think about suffering, especially long suffering. I’ve never really liked the verse about “light momentary affliction.” It seemed like Paul was making fun of our trials, saying that they weren’t really all that bad.… Read More Enduring Long Suffering (In Light Of Eternity)
I am so excited to present the third of four Letters Of Hope. Each Letter is a dose of encouragement from someone who has struggled before. Sara Willoughby reminds us that God is with us in the lonely desert. To the one who feels alone- I don’t know exactly what you’re going through right now,… Read More Alone In The Desert
If the God of the universe grieved, and indeed still grieves for us, then who are we to say it’s not okay to grieve?
Let Jesus hold you in His arms and give you hope. Hope that it won’t always be like this. Hope because He is healing your heart, even if you can’t see it. Hope because He loves you. Hope because He understands. Hope because He is with you.… Read More It’s Okay To Grieve
Don’t ever stop racing, walking, crawling toward the Light, even when snow blinds or darkness shades your eyes.… Read More Keep Straight (Poem)
This poem is dedicated to anyone who struggles with depression.… Read More Joy Within My Heart (Poem)
Often to a friend in the midst of a trial, I will pray that they won’t forget the hope in Heaven. I’m asking for more than the world’s version-the simple hope that the blue sky lives behind the grey, that there will be sunshine after a rain, that color will light up the blackness.… Read More What Is The Hope In Heaven?
There is beauty in this
Fade to never
There is another way
Life will rise again.
If you dread Sunday mornings and the sound of happy people singing, hear me: You need worship. It is the only way to get out of yourself and your depression.… Read More Worship Through The Pain