Category Archives: Dealing with Disappointment

Prison of Doubt & Disappointment

Matthew 11 contains one of the most difficult stories in the whole New Testament. Not difficult to understand … difficult to process is a better way to put it. These verses amount to a status update on one of Jesus’ first and most bold and faithful follower – John (the Baptizer, as most of us […]

The Blessing ~ Part Five

When you think about favor, it’s generally associated with receiving good things.  Like, if you received favor from a teacher in school, you might have a chance for a longer lunch period, extra credit points or an exception in submitting a late assignment.  Favor from your boss might mean a choice office space, more benefits […]

Reason to Celebrate

This Sunday the calendar reminds us that it’s Easter, but with churches closed, large gatherings prohibited, and a vast majority of our population sequestered at home, celebrating seems somehow out of place. I mean, why bother, right? Especially when we’re inundated by real concerns about what’s going on in the world and dire predictions on […]

The Search for Meaning

I was reading something recently that drew my attention to the book of Ecclesiastes. This eleven-chapter writing of Solomon isn’t usually the go-to choice when you’re feeling the need for encouragement or inspiration. In fact, most of it reads like a dirge, beating a relentless drum to remind us of life’s pointlessness. However, if we […]