The Luxury of Lingering

My goal of recalibrating life is leading me to desire simplicity in everything. Last month the sermon series at my church concentrated on the subject of prayer. Prayer can be a complicated part of life mostly because of our personal understanding and expectations of it. Too often prayer becomes a time of laying out a laundry [...]

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 [...]

God is Gracious

What does the graciousness of God mean to you? The word gracious means to show kindness to those who are inferior, and to be filled with compassion. Grace is defined as unmerited favor. These words are a perfect description of who God is and how He has acted and continues to act towards us. God's [...]