Christian Platitudes and Spiritual Band-Aids

What do you say when you don't know what to say? When your neighbor's husband dies from a heart attack at 32 leaving his wife with four young children. When the retired couple at church have all of their financial savings taken in a scam and are left with nothing. When the cancer comes back [...]

Acceptance and Belonging

Romans 15:7 tells us, "Therefore accept one another just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God."   Do you long for acceptance and belonging? I know that I do. We as humans generally want to feel that we are a part of something, we need to know that we have a place. [...]

Loneliness

Do you wrestle with loneliness? You are not alone. Loneliness is experienced by many people, but few admit it. Admitting to feeling lonely is difficult because we worry no one will understand. We find the subject of loneliness in the Psalms. David shares openly of his struggle with feeling lonely. David takes his neediness to [...]

We Need the Lord and Each Other

If someone asked you to describe the Lord and your experience of Him, What would you say? How does that influence your interactions with others and how you respond to pain and difficulties? Shadows are the result of something blocking the light. There are many things in life that cast a shadow on our faith [...]