Why Do We Have Hope?

In this life, hope is a moving target. Our hopes change as we change. There are times when our hopes are fulfilled and seasons when they’re dashed. Even in the midst of grieving their loss new hope springs forth; and sometimes even those hopes are dashed too. And unfortunately so much of what we hope for depends on…

How I Went From Darkness to Light

Colossians 1:13 says God rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of light. Before it happened to me: I was drinking heavily, using drugs, and contemplating going to one of those Wicca meetings. A lot of people desire the freedom to live this way, and I guess they should have…

Growth Through Trials and Sorrow

Do you believe there’s a higher purpose to your pain, trials, and suffering? Click here to watch today’s live radio  bit about experiencing growth through trials and difficulties! “The same God who allows our suffering also showers us with compassion” (Lamentations 3:31).

Love, Shame, and the Mess of Weeds that Hide it All

The recovery process is often described as like “peeling back layers of an onion.” Each new season produces a harvest of discoveries. Sometimes they make our soul blossom like a flower; other times they’re like a drought withering our insides with pain, sorrow and regret. I like to think of these ‘seasons’ as a pruning…

Love is Stronger than Death

…for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Rivers cannot sweep it away. If one were to give all the wealth of one’s house for love, it would be utterly scorned. (Song of Solomon 8:6-7) Jesus Christ defeated death and through him all believers have eternal life. The…

Finding Good IN the Bad

Sorrow can be overwhelming. Sometimes it renders me helpless because I simply don’t know what to do with the pain. Trials, difficulties, and suffering all seem so unfair. If I could change certain things I would; but then there are certain things I simply can’t change, ever. The one good thing about sorrow is it’s…

How Will I Ever Get to Heaven?

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law – Galatians 15:22-23. Some days I’m lawless; feeling hopelessly unsaved and hell bound wondering how I’ll ever get to heaven having none of these traits. I feel chained to my sinful…