How quickly I get discouraged and wonder why I don’t feel content or why work is so hard sometimes. Maybe it’s because it’s supposed to be. Maybe it’s to remind us that things are broken here. When we don’t find wholeness here on earth, we are forced to look forward and upward. When I see it this way, the breaking of things is a promise for the whole that is coming.
Life didn’t turn out like the preacher said it would. Cancer came. Our spouse left. We tried to accomplish our dreams and failed. This is definitely not what we asked for. So what do we do when we don’t get an answer to our prayers? When I began writing and speaking, I prayed a lot. […]
It’s been one of those months where I’ve wanted to throw my hands up and quit. Have you been there? Big stuff is brewing in your life, hard stuff. It’s heavy and all over you, and all you want is out. For me, work and writing have been the hard stuff. Writing is usually hard, […]
My wife Nita and I were finally buckled into our seats on a plane en route to the beach for a week of quiet and rest. It had been a long year, full of changes. Among those changes—we’d packed up our house, renovated it for a sale, bought a new house in a new town, […]