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.

I Need More of God

I was chatting with someone this week about growing in our relationship with God and how sometimes we just feel stuck in our walk.

It was an awesome opportunity to talk with them about all the things I have learned and am learning about walking with God. 

And I thought I would share an abbreviated version of that conversation here.

Much of what I have learned is birthed out a deep desire in myself and several of the people I know and love, to chase hard after God.