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…

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…

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…

Emotions

Anger. Sadness. Despair. Excitement. Infatuation. Jealousy. Frustration. Fear. Emotions often get us into trouble, don’t they? In a moment we jump from one to another, and in a moment we spew them at everything and everyone around us. Most of the time it isn’t very pretty and we say or do rash things. For a…

Fear of God VS Fear of Man

I walked into the room used for youth theatre practices. As usual, it was full of kids wandering about, waiting for class to begin. I immediately noticed something out of the ordinary, however… One girl, a little older than I, was on the ground, leaning against a wall, crying. What? No one else was paying…