And if not, He is still good

Is feeling disappointment ok? As a Christian, aren’t we supposed to always be walking in this confidence of God giving us the best life? That’s kind of what we’re told. And to me, that sounds like we should be meeting everything with smiley excitement about what God might have planned. Even with the bad stuff, … [See more…]

Praying the Impossible

The other day I felt challenged to do something that I have pathetically almost never done… I had a conversation with God in which I prayed the impossible. I didn’t just pray for the things that I saw as even vague possibilities. I prayed for those far-reaching, world-turned-upside-down, I-just-saw-a-miracle sorts of things. You would think … [See more…]

[Video] In Times Like These…

…We need a savior. The whole world needs a savior. I made this video last night after being really convicted about showing love to everybody, even people who do despicable things. As 2 Peter 3:9 tells us, God “is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” … [See more…]

The Blessing of Nothingness


A woman in our church just wrote a book about her life as a missionary in Papua New Guinea. We just had a lovely dedication service, and right now on our table sits a brand, spankin’ new, signed copy, waiting to be read. I haven’t actually opened it yet, but I adore the title: God … [See more…]