trusting god in painful places

Trusting God in Painful Places

(First published in 2016.)   Are you trusting God? If you had asked me last week if I was trusting God in painful places, I probably would have said, “Yes” without much hesitation. I mean God has taken me through some lengthy trust-testing trials that have demanded a lot of me and my family. No doubt about it. But recently, God challenged that …

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Discover Your Dream Pt 2: Get Going

  Last week we took the first steps to discover our dreams by considering them from God’s perspective. Did you get a chance to answer the brief questions to help uncover some clues to God’s dream for you? If not, click here and scroll down, the questions are towards the end of the post. Then prepare to discover your dream and get going! 🙂 “All our dreams …

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Discover Your Dream, Pt 1: Get Deep

To discover your dream, you have to get deep. If you are anything like the rest of us, you’ve probably ingested a lot of “dream” chasing content. “Follow your dreams.” “Dream big.” But perhaps pursuing your dreams and “your passion” has yielded more doubt than satisfaction. It has for me, too and here’s why: God’s Divine Design I’m passionate about music, and in my dreams …

Hold Onto Hope

  If ever we needed to hold onto hope, it’s now. Every day the news broadcasts some fresh horror that creeps closer to home. I don’t read every story, but I tune in enough to glimpse the chaos whirling past. It reminds me of a merry-go-round. Do you remember them? Most schoolyards had one and it was the hit of …

Connecting with God

Do you ever feel like your attempt at connecting with God is one-sided? I sure do. Here is a typical morning for me: I wake up early, stumble out of bed and slip on my shoes for my morning workout. When I return, I grab a cup of coffee–extra hot–pick up my Bible and notebook and begin my quiet time. …