God May Heal but the Scars Remain

God May Heal but the Scars Remain

I am the Lord who heals you [Exodus 15:26]. Pain is usually an unforgettable teacher. The lessons I’ve learned best in life have normally been associated with pain. Touch a hot stove and you learn (or should learn!) not to do that again. In 2019, I had two separate...
The Benefit of Deep Spiritual Roots

The Benefit of Deep Spiritual Roots

If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small [Proverbs 24:10]. The Tale of Two Trees While working in the yard, cleaning up after several days of heavy rain and storms, I noticed two mature trees I planted years before – although, one was leaning into...
Appointed to Affliction

Appointed to Affliction

No one should be shaken by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we are appointed to this. (1 Thessalonians 3:3-4) Instead of being surprised by adversity that comes as a result of our faith, expect and embrace it. Instead of hiding, watering down, trying to...