I used to think I wasn't allowed to be mad at God. But I don't think God wants us to pretend.
When God gets angry (Numbers 25)
God's anger is burning. Not because He hates us, but because He hates sin. Not because He can't stand to look at us, but because He can't stand to see us suffer.
How can we be so casual?
Adult Tantrums (Exodus 4)
Summary: When was the last time you felt a 'NOPE' in your spirit? You know what I'm talking about. Someone asks you to do something with them or for them or even suggests you do something for yourself. Maybe you agree at first. But then you start to reconsider. And the more you think about … Continue reading Adult Tantrums (Exodus 4)
Fight Or Surrender? (Exodus 1)
Summary: Where do you see yourself in five years? What about ten? Or forty? The only reason we ask these kinds of questions is to get the chance to paint a wildly different picture of our lives. We imagine a life with more of the things we want and less of the problems we hate. … Continue reading Fight Or Surrender? (Exodus 1)
The Logic Of Forgiveness (Genesis 50)
Summary: NOTICE: If you are a friend or family member of mine, or really just anyone who I regularly see in person, then you can be almost certain that you will have my forgiveness if you ever need it. I just can't hold a grudge against people. There are people who have made me extremely … Continue reading The Logic Of Forgiveness (Genesis 50)
Thoughts and Prayers (Genesis 45)
Summary: Do you ever experience a bittersweet resolution to some issue? After some tragedy or some fight or some miscommunication gone horribly wrong, the dust settles and you come to a place of acceptance and even growth. Yet at the same time, in the back of your mind, you know that everything would have been … Continue reading Thoughts and Prayers (Genesis 45)
Fight Fire With Fire (Genesis 34)
Summary: What is the absolute worst thing you can imagine yourself living through? How would you react? Would you fight whatever was happening or would you just give up? Which way is the best way to react? How can you be sure? If you think you know the best way to respond to a terrible … Continue reading Fight Fire With Fire (Genesis 34)
How To Handle A Hater (Genesis 31)
Summary: Reality shows are popular usually for one reason and one reason only - the drama. There's just something about the betrayal, the arguments, and those scathing, furious fights that thrill us, and even satisfy us, especially when the person clearly in the wrong gets their behind handed to them. We get to taste some … Continue reading How To Handle A Hater (Genesis 31)
The Case Of The Stolen Inheritance (Genesis 21)
Summary: If someone makes me a promise, any promise, no matter how big or small, I always take it with a grain of salt. I think I can be a bit cynical at times - but I just don't trust that people will do what they say! If someone says that we should hang out … Continue reading The Case Of The Stolen Inheritance (Genesis 21)