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Take a look at the following passages from Scripture: “For because you did not do it the first time,  the Lord our God broke out against us, because we did not consult Him about the proper order.” 1 Chronicles 15:13 “Moreover Jehoiada the son of Paseah and Meshullam the son of Besodeiah repaired the Old Gate; […]

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Ntozake Shange once wrote “we need a god who bleeds now, whose wounds are not the end of anything.” Out of pain, resentment and fear, I hear those words echo like a song clinging to my vocal chords. Maybe our human wounds often feel like the end of everything. When I am in safety and […]

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“NOW IT occurred that while the people pressed upon Jesus to hear the message of God, He was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret (Sea of Galilee). And He saw two boats drawn up by the lake, but the fishermen had gone down from them and were washing their nets. And getting into one of […]

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I think there are three situations that can speak volumes about our faith. 1. When God allows something we don’t want. 2. Not having something we want. 3. Waiting…endless waiting. What do all these 3 things that can make us want to leave the Father’s house and never come back have in common? Pain. Sometimes […]

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“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13 It’s been an ‘eventful’ few months, when you befriend every type of pain and anguish, it seems like the most radical thing you can do is be hopeful. But what does hope really mean? We say it […]

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The world is a place of great beauty. There is pain, there is suffering and there is loss, and all work to isolate and make us feel defeated, maybe even alone. With my sister’s recent brain tumor diagnosis, I have known suffering and I have known defeat. I have been on a journey of learning […]

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