Navigating Disappointment

Disappointment is defined by Google as, “sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations.” This nonfulfillment can lead to a simple frustration, a quickly passing sadness, but in cases of high hopes and high expectations, disappointment can lead to deeper levels of sadness or despair.  Our chance of experiencing disappointment seems […]

Soaring

Growth is a funny thing. It’s something we all want and desire. It happens every minute of our days until it becomes very evident one day with a wrinkle here and there to the first gray hair appearing. Growth can be fun and it can also be a tough thing to endure. It’s not based […]

Hallowed Be Thy Name

Praising God in prayer before we ask for anything is one of the biggest missing ingredients in our prayers to God. Do any of you feel like when you pray that you just start talking to God and you’re telling him all of your troubles and everything you need? Does it seem to be kind […]

Loyal Or Devoted?

My brain has been playing it on a loop, like a constant reminder. It’s grabbed hold of me and won’t let me go. One word. Devoted. I’ve been stuck thinking about that one word from a recent book I read, Francis Chan’s ​Letters To The Church​. That isn’t even the central theme of the book, but […]

Choosing Life

Jesus Christ and his disciples had just finished the Last Supper.  Jesus revealed Judas Iscariot as the apostle who would betray him. Then Jesus made a disturbing prediction.  He said all his disciples would abandon him during his time of trial.  The overconfident Peter vowed that even if the others fell away, he would remain devoted to Jesus […]