Transition seasons are both uncomfortable and unavoidable. Some of you may be transitioning from college to adulthood to declaring “single” to “married” on your pesky tax forms to moving from married couple to parenting couple. Before I graduated college, I was at a loss for … [Read more...] about Arid Transition Seasons
When I first became a Christian I was in a small group with three other women. I am sure I was their personal project that they formed a group around. I was clueless. But being a new baby Christ follower, I was in love with Jesus. Everything was so new for me. I was reading … [Read more...] about Spiritual Drift: How to Get Back To Jesus
Who is God, and what can we expect of him in times of crisis? Our answer depends on how we answer these three questions: Is He there? Is He good? Is He trustworthy? This is especially true when our prayers seem to fall on deaf ears, and nothing turns out the way we … [Read more...] about When God Isn’t Who You Think He Is
It Isn't Fair I remember after a particularly painful experience in my life, I began to feel like God had forgotten me. I couldn’t seem to understand why God would allow something so painful in my life, when I was consistently serving him, and trying to live the “right” way. It … [Read more...] about Stop Defending God
I said something that I wish I hadn’t. The words were out before I had processed. It was one of those times when I replay the comments over and over in my head while shaking my head and cringing simultaneously. I hoped it wasn’t as bad as I thought. I hoped that when I got … [Read more...] about The Difference A Little Encouragement Makes
Few of us have escaped the wretched experience of being emotionally sucker-punched, wronged, or betrayed. We didn't see it coming. This wasn't supposed to happen! Our belief that life is fair and predictable is shattered. To add insult to injury, we are often cajoled to get … [Read more...] about Why Is Forgiveness So Hard?