Silence

For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. – Psalm 62:5 Over the weekend, I talked to a dear friend that I have not seen in several years. Throughout our discussion, the Lord spoke to my heart, reminding me of how difficult it is to come to a…

Prayer Necklaces

The “Missions Necklaces:” The story: Several years ago, I met a dear friend, Amber Marshall. Amber was the sister of a classmate, and was visiting from Niger, West Africa, where she served as a dorm parent. When I met her, she was in an interim period of ministry, a period of collecting support from individuals,…

A Particular Time of Night

You know what time it is. Its that time of night when you’ve just gotten home from work, the gym, or small group and there are only a few more little things to accomplish before bed. Things as simple as print twenty copies of the Christmas letter. Balance the checkbook. Add the Christmas party to…

When Life Beats The Snot Out of You

This is extremely relevant considering my current battles (see previous post): The Blazing Center ยป When Life Beats The Snot Out of You.

Relapse

Last night, I nearly wrote a post entitled, “Status Update: Insecure.” Over the past few weeks, I have been struggling with insecurity, fear, anger, and depression. Even the things I enjoy the most are shadowed and discolored by the cloud hanging over my soul. Anyone who knows me, realizes that I love bright colors. When…

Hallelujah, What a Savior!

“Hallelujah, what a Savior!” This should be the refrain of my life, yet I know that the words of my mouth and meditations of my heart are often far from these glorious notes. It is easy to question the promises and provision of God–even when He continually blesses me abundantly. Several weeks ago, I challenged…