Category: Spiritual Growth

What Noises Keep You From Hearing What is Important?


Brian had a cold last week, and there were sounds coming out of his chest that caused me to question what, exactly, was living inside his skin. Seriously. From across the room I heard things that sounded continue here

When the Answer is No…


Are you praying for something, and no matter how long you’ve been praying, or how sincere and passionate your prayers, God seems to say “No”?

How difficult is it to accept “No” as his answer?

I’ll confess, for me continue here

Bearing One Another’s Burden, Carrying Our Own Load

When are we supposed to help others, and when must we refrain? When should we ask for help and when should we refuse it? What if helping someone actually hinders him or her. What if helping them hurts continue here

When We Don’t Get What We Want

But I don’t want that!

What do you want?

Ice cream.

You can’t have ice cream for breakfast, you have to eat something healthy.

I don’t want something healthy, I want ice cream. I only like ice cream.

This is better for you.

I won’t eat it. I will only eat ice cream. I’d rather starve.

Just about every parent of a child older than three has had this conversation. What will you continue here