“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
I am so excited to present the last of four Letters Of Hope. Each Letter is a dose of encouragement from someone who has struggled before. Cara Alexandra uses her experience with the horrors of dementia to remind us we won’t be left behind forever. To the one left behind, I recognise how hard this… Read More To The One Left Behind
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
It’s okay to be sad. It’s okay to mourn the life you couldn’t or didn’t or won’t live. It’s okay to voice your struggles without saying, “The Lord is good.” It’s okay to cry.… Read More It’s Okay To Be Sad
Last Tuesday was my dad’s birthday. It was a bittersweet time. My father is the only member of our family not severely ill. He’s always shouldered the care of our family; but the last six years, the burden, heavy before, has grown. We fought five-year-old Benjamin’s rare kidney cancer tooth and claw for a year.… Read More A Normal Day: A Birthday Letter To My Dad
I like to say that poetry doesn’t give us answers. Rather, for every question it does answer, it asks five more.… Read More Unanswered Questions (Poem)
Have you ever wondered, “Why did God allow this to happen to me? Does He even love me? If He did love me, wouldn’t He stop this? 1 Peter 1:1-2 “Peter, and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the… Read More God Gives Trials To His Beloved