Grief & Gratitude

Those who navigate life best are those who learn to live with gratitude and with grief. Because, here's the deal: life is often full of hurt and pain and struggle. As Westley says in The Princess Bride, Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something. Sometimes, such merchants mean well; they might…

Creation Groaning

This morning, I was reading in Romans 8 - words so fitting for the moment we find ourselves in. Romans 8 begins by telling us that in Christ we are set free from the law of sin and death. Sin and death are still very real; sadly, this is all too obvious. But for the…

Good Stuff I’ve Heard

I try to listen to every message John Ortberg preaches. This message on hope is worth a listen. It's 27 minutes of encouragement, challenge, and ... well, hope. Then there's this podcast interview with Bill Thrall, centered around a great question to ask someone you love: How am I affecting you? I placed a request…