Disappointment in Prayer

It seems that disappointment and bad news comes in bunches, doesn’t it?

  • The doctor calls. It’s not the report you were hoping for. It certainly isn’t the report you’ve been praying for.

  • Things don’t look that great at work. Sales are down and you can see the pressure mounting.

  • The school calls and wants to have conference about your child — when is that ever a good thing?

With that in mind, it’s interesting…

Monday Morning Heart Attacks

Statistically, there are more heart attacks on Monday morning than any other time in the week.

I’m sure you don’t have to hear that statistic to know the truth behind it; we’ve all tasted it. Monday morning can be a  treacherous outcropping with merciless waves of overwhelming responsibility, pressure and stress crashing in hard;

What To Do When Life Is Hard

“God, where are you? Why haven’t you done ____________ for me yet?”

Have you ever asked a question like that before? I know I have.

I thought that following God and being a Christian would lead to a life that was kind of easy, filled only with joy, free from pain and sorrow.  Silly me.  

I’m not even sure where I got that idea but when I ask around, I find that most of the Christians I know have believed (or still believe) some version of that.  After all, it sounds good, doesn’t it?  It’s so appealing, this thought that if you are a true believer you are spared suffering.

It is also completely contrary to what the scriptures teach.