the powers that be (doing nothing for years) are nervous about you. people from the church start leaving tracts and books on your desk anonymously. an old lady cusses at you and about you. country club members decide to worship elsewhere. tattoos and pick-up trucks outnumber lattes and minivans in the parking lot. you get…… Continue reading You know you’re onto something when…
There are crappy days ahead. Reading blogs and Facebook updates and happy tweets from your friends, you might begin to think that you are the only one who has truly awful days. This past week I heard from a friend who told me how wonderful my life is going. “Keeping up with your blog and…… Continue reading There are crappy days ahead
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. James 1:2-3 Twisted Life James knew what was up. He knew that if you’d take walking with Jesus seriously, truly lead people, got past the fluff, and entered into the Christian…… Continue reading Consider it Joy!
Last Sunday, I wrote about some of the discouragement I was feeling. Anxiety. Self-doubt. Questioning my abilities. Questioning decisions I’ve made. Paths I’ve chosen. I wish I could say that was just a moment of self-doubt and second-guessing. And I wish I could look back on that 7 days later and laugh. But I can’t.…… Continue reading Dealing with discouragement