Truth and grace lie on a spectrum. Some of us place a high value on truth. We proclaim boldly and are strong proponents of the counsel of Scripture. Others reside in grace. These people are the type of friend you call first when you’re hurting. Incredibly, Jesus embodies both grace and truth. Where do you need his balance of these two attributes in your life today?
The Frustrating Cycle (And Why I Am Grateful For It)
One of our favorite stories in the Bible is the great story of Nehemiah. In it, we find drama, opposition, perseverance, success, and leadership (just to name a few). Most of the time, people focus only on the first several chapters. However, in this post, Keith shares with us why the frustrating cycle of Chapter Nine is worth our time and reflection as well.
Having Faith in Tough Times
Struggles are real and our questions about them are not easily answered. In the midst of our difficult times - times of confusion and loss of hope - our outlook can become skewed as we are consumed by our circumstances. However, Christ saves us and sustains us, even when times are tough. How have you experienced God’s faithfulness, even when life is hard?
God is Good All the Time
Have you ever lived in a season of thirst or waiting, when you start to wonder if God hears or sees you? In this heartfelt post, Sarah encourages us with God’s word and his everlasting goodness. Who needs to read this truth today? Perhaps you are called to share this post with someone you love and remind them of the “goodness of the Lord in the land of the living”.
Making a Memorial for Jesus
Establishing memorials is a normal human activity. We establish memorials as a way to remind us of a person or event long after the person is gone or the event is over. We are desperate to never forget sacrificial loss and to be united again to our loved ones. We create memorials to remind ourselves: our loss was deep; a life mattered; we are forever changed.
How to See the Goodness of God in Suffering (Romans 12:12)
Tammy recently experienced a time of great suffering. For those who don’t know the Lord, suffering must seem like an unsolicited punishment with an unknown outcome. But for those who know the Lord, we know we can trust his goodness in the worst of times; we are not without hope. God’s word, and specifically, Romans 12:12 can help us to cope.