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What to Do When You Can’t See What You Should See

What to Do When You Can't See What You Should See

Have you ever had a good run with the Lord, and then all of a sudden, you were surprised by your lack of faith? Something caught you off guard. It’s one of those, “Just when you’re doing well, then, bam, something bad happens” scenarios. I’m… Continue Reading …

Learning How to Trust the Author of Your Story

Learning How to Trust the Author of Your Story

If you were living in a larger story, what difference would that make? How would the knowledge of living in a bigger story shape and influence your life? Are you shaped and controlled by the self-awareness that you are a bit player in a grander… Continue Reading …

I Am Unable to Believe God

From the New York Times Magazine article, Coveting Luke’s Faith. This commentary provides excellent insight from a practicing atheist rearing a son, Luke, who is not embracing her atheistic faith. She is “open but cautious” as she strains to understand what is happening with her son. Listen to… Continue Reading …

I Trusted God, and My Life Fell Apart

Let me go ahead and say what many of you are thinking: trusting the Lord does not mean everything will go okay for you. There is a thing called “disappointment with God,” and if you do not know how to navigate this truth when your… Continue Reading …

Will God Get It Right: the Accusation of the Worrier

Will God Get It Right_ the Accusation of the Worrier

An individual characterized by worry is a person who is uncertain if God will get things right. Not only is the worrier unsure as to whether God will get it right, but the worrier will typically take matters into their own hands. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… Continue Reading …

Three Things That Will Crush Your Faith

What is the main thing that controls your thought life during any given day? When life goes sideways, what calms you down? Who or what stabilizes your soul when trouble comes? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or… Continue Reading …

“You Are Suffering, and I Am Glad” – Jesus

Sometimes God is provocative in how He responds to us. The degree of provocation or outrage from us is proportional to our understanding of Him and His good desires for us. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or… Continue Reading …

Rick’s Counseling Notes On Guilt and Fear

These are the actual counseling notes from a friend that I met with for counseling. She permitted me to share them, which I altered slightly and flattened out for public distribution. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or… Continue Reading …

How Can I Trust God When He Does Not Act the Way I Think He Should?

When things do not go according to your plans and the losses keep mounting, it’s only a short step from walking away from God and caring friends who can persevere with you and your suffering. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google… Continue Reading …

Beyond Your Ability Is Right Where God Wants You

Beyond Your Ability Is Right Where God Wants You

Did you know God puts you in places where you are expected to fail? It is just one of the many ways He proves His love. Your disappointment and discouragement are the Lord’s opportunities to show His power and love to you. Listen to the… Continue Reading …