Category Archives: Dealing with Disappointment

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 […]

Beneath the Surface

Recently, I was working through a Bible study I was to deliver to a class on the first chapter of Joshua, and quickly discovered that there was more to learn than just an understanding of historical facts. To grasp the tension of Joshua’s commissioning as the man to lead Israel into the Promised Land, you really […]

When There’s a Bad Call

Most people around our city spent a rainy Saturday indoors last weekend, but not us. Our family was up early and parked at the ball field for the Fall Tournament wrap up of Leia’s 11th season of softball. Most of the time inclement weather causes youth sporting events to reschedule, but since our league has only one […]