I can’t go on

“I can’t go on.” We will inevitably have days when we feel like we can’t go on. When our personal lives are hard and we are invaded by the heavy clinging blanket of the outside world. We simply cannot escape the fact that we are in trying times. There are times we may feel like…

Compassion

“COMPASSION means ‘to suffer with’. Not pity. Not sympathy. Not saving. But co-suffering. It’s a visceral desire to be with each other in the pain and a vital longing for new possibilities together.” // Jay & Katherine Wolf, Hope Heals Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility,…

Weary on my knees

This past week has been brutal. With the compounding of the fatigue from quarantine regulations, grief of loss during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the uncertainty of a second wave and the desire for some kind of contented normalcy, what was already a volatile part of our country has been lit with gasoline and blown into…

Press in

“This helps me grow ever closer to God —–> pressing into Him so He makes the deepest impression on me. I don’t know exactly what following wholeheartedly after God will look like for you. But I do know that if we want to grow closer to God, we’ll have to distance ourselves from whatever is…

Rest awhile

In Mark 6:30-44, we find Jesus and the disciples feeding a large gathering of people. Yet just before this profound moment takes place, they had finished a very busy, tiring day and Jesus suggested to the group that they step away for some rest. The apostles then rendezvoused with Jesus and reported on all that…

Stay awhile

Take heed of this invitation. Christ is not demanding or requiring you to do anything, yet His invitation to “stay awhile” in His loving arms will change everything. It’s your decision, yet I can tell you it is the best decision you will ever make!

The sideline

I have a vivid memory of being a teenager, sitting at an arcade. I was there with friends and the guy I had a crush on having a great time, yet I decided to sit out on the activity they were doing. I couldn’t tell you now what the activity was, but I know how…

Agape in Ephesians

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness…