In many ways, this past year for my family has been a year of goodbyes. In our recent move to Montana, we had to say goodbye to our church family and dear friends. But when you move, it’s more than just the people you say goodbye to. When you move you say farewell to your … Continue reading For All Those Who Have Said Too Many Goodbyes
At the time I’m writing this, it’s been a rough past few days. I’ve been battling some sinful thoughts and, for the most part, have been failing to win. It started out as just one little thought that briefly flickered across my brain. By the end of the week, it was a full on deluge … Continue reading I Tried to Fight Sin Without Scripture
Free. I like how that word rolls off my tongue. But there was time, not too long ago, when I thought freedom wasn’t possible. Even if it was just for a few dark minutes of my life, I truly and actually thought that there was no way out of my anxiety and depression. It was … Continue reading How Future Grace Helps Me Fight Anxiety
A couple months ago, I experienced an intense struggle with doubt. In my last blog post, I shared the first three things that I found (and still find) helpful when I am tempted to question God. First, we looked at Asaph, an Old Testament worship leader, and took encouragement from the realization that we are … Continue reading 6 Things I Find Helpful When Battling Doubt: Part 2
The Christian life is not for the faint hearted. It’s full of spiritual warfare against the fiery arrows of unseen enemies and the nasty pulls of our own flesh. Of course, God has promised all His children that He will bring His good work in us to completion on the day of Jesus Christ (Phil. … Continue reading 6 Things I Find Helpful When Battling Doubt: Part 1
I sat down on my bed one night really discouraged. Looking back at my day, all I could see was sin. I had prayed so hard that morning that I would glorify God like I was supposed to. Then the day had gotten going. I snapped at my little brother. I had a bad attitude … Continue reading I Keep Sinning!
As I considered all the new developments with the Coronavirus, I found myself struggling with fear. It’s easy to be afraid, especially when everyone around us is afraid too. Christians, however, are not called to walk in fear. We are called to walk in courage and boldness, knowing that our hope is not in health … Continue reading 4 Ways to Fight Fear in the Midst of the Coronavirus
Do not imagine that if you meet a really humble man he will be what most people call “humble” nowadays: he will not be a sort of greasy, smarmy person, who is always telling you that, of course, he is nobody. Probably all you will think about him is that he seemed a cheerful, intelligent … Continue reading The Humble Man