Stories and instances come back of time and time again when “Brother Charles” would say things and we would cringe. However, being the preacher’s family, we came to church, served others, and kept our secret keepers shut. Preacher’s families are supposed to be perfect.
“Lord you are righteous, but this day we are covered with shame…” Daniel (9:7a) my church, my town, my state, and my country, Lord, they are covered with shame.
Just as true as it is to say, “waiting is a part of life”, sometimes you just have to be told by someone you admire that, “it’s not your turn”. Heather Thompson Day is that friend and her new book is called It’s Not Your Turn: What to do While Waiting for Your Breakthrough.
May you read this book and find yourself learning to know and be fully known by God.
Loss, pain, and heartbreak are very much a part of our broken world. That is why Christmas is so important to our family, even more this year
In the darkness these words were a haunting challenge to me. A challenge of whether I was willing to let the Refiner free in my life.
I found myself more overwhelmed than I have ever felt before. Not overwhelmed as I should be, “praise God” He has provided abundance. Overwhelmed more like this, “Where is everyone else? This is hard work and no one else cares. If I stopped working would anyone care? Will anyone care anyway?”
The way it appears to me, is that the pandemic has created trauma in everyone and as a result the veneer of civility has been removed from all of us at once. All of our worst sides have been exposed at the same time.
Wrestling with the pain and struggles in life doesn’t push us away from Christ it draws us near to Him.
Trust isn’t based on your feelings. That is a good thing when you have become so numb that you cannot feel anything anymore. Trust believes that God’s love endures forever