Resting in God: The Dark Nights: The Problem of the Whys

This post series is for the soul who is genuinely seeking God regardless of how difficult the journey becomes. According to God’s Word and church history, those who truly sought Christ experienced seasons of darkness, confusion, and the feeling of abandonment. St. John of the Cross, a 16th Century Catholic Priest wrote about his “darkContinue reading “Resting in God: The Dark Nights: The Problem of the Whys”

Entering Into God’s Rest

For the past weeks, I have been considering how that God shatters our dreams in order to bless us. At times in our lives we experience times of weariness and weakness. Today, I would like to focus on how God provides rest. We will consider the relationship between the Matthew 11:28-30, Deuteronomy 12:9-10, and HebrewsContinue reading “Entering Into God’s Rest”

Shattered: The Puzzle

There are moments in our faith journeys wherein life and faith just don’t make sense. Much like putting a puzzle together without the photo from the puzzle box, we feel as though we are left with a bunch of “random” pieces and no way of putting them together. I want to encourage you to considerContinue reading “Shattered: The Puzzle”

Shattered For A Reason: True Hope

As I sit here and type these words, the snow is coming down. Considering that it was in the upper 70s days ago, the reality of winter weather is upon us! Have you considered what Jesus says about hope? How did He find hope in His difficult moments? Join me as I share quotes andContinue reading “Shattered For A Reason: True Hope”

Shattered for a Reason Part 1

It’s taken me several days to be able to put this blog together. This blog post isn’t written for the person who has all the answers or can fully explain the difficulties of life. Let’s be honest before God and others! This post is going to be brutally honest and unsettling. However, if we canContinue reading “Shattered for a Reason Part 1”

Light for Our Dark Moments

I hope that all of you have enjoyed Christmas with your family and friends! As we approach a new year and reflect on the past moments of 2021, I want you to consider that Jesus is our Light. Introductory Thoughts: Important Motiff and Imagery John 8:12 The apostle John in his Gospel of John, epistles,Continue reading “Light for Our Dark Moments”

God’s Gift to Us: His Son Jesus Post 3

Introduction to Post 3 As we consider how God shapes our lives through our broken dreams, let’s take a moment to consider the greatest gift God gives! The apostle John opens his Gospel of John in verses four and five with: 4 In Him was life, and the life was the Light of mankind. 5 And theContinue reading “God’s Gift to Us: His Son Jesus Post 3”

Shattered Dreams Blog #2

How do the events and circumstances of our lives relate to God and His movement within? Oswald Chambers in his December 18 “Test of Faithfulness” gives us some practical and valuable insights! All quotations are from this powerful devotional. Introductory Thoughts Are the events of our lives random? Do you recognize the “hands” of GodContinue reading “Shattered Dreams Blog #2”

Introduction: Shattered Dreams Series

We will face times of trial and trouble in our lives. Just as there are seasons in weather, so we too encounter seasons in our journey of faith. One of the more difficult seasons of faith comes when our dreams, hopes, and plans “shatter” and fall apart. It’s easy to become angry and bitterly disappointedContinue reading “Introduction: Shattered Dreams Series”

Desiring God: Hope for You!

I concluded my last blog post with these words from Larry Crabb which have encouraged me on my daily walk with God: You will not completely stop sinning. Repentance is required every day. But redemption, regeneration, and reconciliation-the wonder of grace makes it possible for the sinner and the saint you are to enjoy God’sContinue reading “Desiring God: Hope for You!”