Thoughts on Hope and Sadness

"I sometimes wonder why others don’t see it or feel it. Life is sad. People are hurting. Why aren’t more people sad? But sadness doesn’t sell well, and it doesn’t seem to preach well either. But it’s there. It’s there in our families and ministries. It’s there in our churches and friendships." ~ Jonathan Trotter… Continue reading Thoughts on Hope and Sadness

Choosing God’s Perspective

I opened my eyes, lazily surveying the edge of my pillow before closing them again. Morning. It was morning. I turned over and pulled my blankets up over my face as I tried to push away the thoughts that rumbled into my consciousness, threatening to crowd out slumber's peace. Yet, just as the weight of… Continue reading Choosing God’s Perspective

Sara Groves’ ‘Open My Hands’

A few days ago a friend told me to look up a song -- Sara Groves' "Open My Hands." I read the lyrics and was stunned, as the timing for me was perfect. I'm currently walking through a time of "rain," trying to make sense of a blessing I didn't expect and don't understand. Still,… Continue reading Sara Groves’ ‘Open My Hands’