God is also an authority, as well as a Father. How can I see him in love, while living with PTSD? It’s been hard for me to accept God as an authority. The way we see our earthly fathers is often the way we see God. Was God like my father, waiting to let me have it? Over time, God showed me he was nothing like my abusive Dad.
Learning to Be the Church
What difference might it make if instead of planning more church programs, we initiated more projects next door? Jesus challenged us to consider his words, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:40).
God’s Love in Loneliness
Most of the time, I enjoy my single woman status, but once in a while, the loneliness of my singleness creeps in like a black cloud that hovers over a previously sunny day. But, in prayer I'm reminded that God wants relationship with me, and that Jesus considers us his friends (John 15:14-15). How incredible that this utterly awesome and mysterious One waits for us to stop long enough to say, “I love you, too.”
Slowing Down and Traveling Light (El Camino de Santiago de Compostela, Part 4)
As we neared Santiago, and the conclusion of this adventure, I realized that life is about the journey, not the destination. How often we set our eyes on the goal, and miss the incredible experiences between here and there. On our last day, as we left the countryside and entered into the large city of Santiago, the feelings were overwhelming.
Editor’s Pick: Trochia’s Best Posts of 2014
As I look back at 2014, I’m again reminded of the blessing we have here at Trochia - a team of writers who truly care about creating beautifully-written, Biblically-literate work that mentors us as we seek to follow God’s Word. I hope this sampling of our last year will be as encouraging to you as it was to me. Happy New Year from our family to yours!
Five Lessons from Jesus and the Samaritan Woman
She is given one passage in all of Scripture, yet we can learn so much from this inspiring Samaritan woman. In this post, we learn five important lessons from Jesus’ interaction with the woman at the well. Does this post change how you feel about this familiar Bible story? How can one of these lessons influence you today?