Every time I have sinned there is always this inner voice screaming “Don’t!” This voice is my truest nature. It is the real me wanting its full expression in goodness. My real nature is the redeemed one.
This is what I know about seasons filled with frustration and futility. God is forming our character to be used at a later time when more important and dangerous things are on the line. In times of futility it is our cue to lean in and look for the Lord’s voice, then trust it. For the […]
We often talk about taking risks in life yet we rarely factor in the risk of doing nothing. Better to risk it all and lose miserably than to have something taken from you based on passivity.
“I waited patiently on the Lord, He inclined and heard my cry.” Psalm 40 Sometimes, our Father will wait to see if we are patient and content before He moves on our behalf to arrest the lie the we are in control of our lives and every outcome. It is a gracious move from a […]
One definition of faith is to do the right thing regardless of the risk and pain trusting trusting in Jesus alone to protect you. That is faith in action with works.
He is right here. When we observe reality, we find lots to be grateful for. Our lives are far better than we give credit. Most of us are healthy. Most of us have meaningful work. Most of us function well in relationships. Yet, we also find great disappointments. It is a mixed bag. We see […]
At some point in our lives, we have to decide who we are going to be, what we are going to be about, and ultimately who we are going to worship.
The struggle facing middle aged men to perform financially, win and keep love, nurture children and generally take care of the needs of the family is unprecedented in light of a quietly failing economy, a mass of male peers behaving badly, a media offering a style of manhood which is neither realistic or sustainable, as […]
Those of you who know my dad can hear him saying this: “Shea, always have something to look forward to.” I always wondered what drove the man to work like the energizer bunny. He has one speed. On. It happens whether he is under the weather, hurting or stiff. It happens whether he is tired, […]
Shame is a beast. One who hides in the darkness of our memories waiting to appear at the surface in our most vulnerable moments. “I will do better than you…” These were the last words my friend’s ex-wife said to him as they parted ways more than thirty four years ago. This man remarried eight […]