Hope Doesn’t Put Us To Shame

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. -Romans 5:3-4 (NIV) Confession: This…

Love Is Gone

The protests seem to be never-ending. The marches against white nationalism and anti-Muslim semitism, for feminism and gun control are rampant today. Students in schools across America have taken part in organized walkouts against gun violence, and the teachers are walking out because of the silence they have received in a demand for higher wages….

God Will Fight For You

I had big plans for January. And February too. I was going to pour myself into editing the book I’m working on, start up a discipleship group again, and write thank you notes for Christmas gifts (okay, maybe not all that big). But, of course, God had other plans. You’d have thought I’d have learned…

The Mission Field of Here and Now

When I was little, my parents would often read stories of missionaries to my siblings and I. I loved hearing these stories and they awoke a longing in me to do what these people devoted their lives doing. I always dreamed of one day going on the mission field and serving Jesus. To me, the…

Trusting in God’s Goodness

Recently, God has been teaching me a very important lesson. Actually, He’s been teaching it to me over and over again. Based on the title of this post, you probably can guess what it is. Yep. God’s goodness. But specifically, trusting in His goodness. You see, recently God has been showing His love for me…