Jesus says that in this world, we will have trouble. Trouble is the norm. Marilyn Elliott shares the answer to getting past the stink.
— June 20, 2016
Sometimes we like a clean cross with no sign of a struggle at all. Patricia S. Taylor shares what kind of cross we need to encounter when times are dark.
— June 13, 2016
What do you do when your heart is too heavy to sing? Michelle Marx discusses worship and how sometimes, it really is a sacrifice.
— April 13, 2016
What is the role of sorrow in life? We all know it is unpleasant, and we want to avoid it at all costs. But, we need sorrow! Marilyn Elliott shares the benefits of sorrow and how it can open us up to real, authentic life which later leads to joy.
— April 11, 2016
Christians are allowed to experience and express sorrow, but they are often prevented from doing so. Marilyn Elliott shares some thoughts on the role of sorrow and lament in the Christian life.
— March 16, 2016
Typically, we shout Hosanna in a celebratory way while our sweet children wave palm branches on Palm Sunday. But, Hosanna is not always a joyful cry. Keith Turner shares the meaning of the word Hosanna and what it means as a cry of desperation: “Lord, save now!”
— February 26, 2016
Stop. Breathe. Be. It doesn’t matter what state you find yourself in; God still desires to draw near. Why not meet Him with honesty? Today’s Weekly Breather offers an exercise in being honest with God in lament.
— February 10, 2016
We often pretend that we know what is going on in the life of the church, but somewhere deep inside, we are wondering what in the world Lent is anyway! Patricia Taylor explains what this season of the church is, and why our souls desperately need what Lent has to offer.
— January 25, 2016
As soon as your children become adults and leave home, you stand there thinking, “What now?” Heather Butler shares her transition into having an adult child leave for college, and how grace helps her walk through that transition.
— October 28, 2015
October is infant and pregnancy loss awareness month. Our prayers are with all those who are grieving the loss of a child at any stage. Rachel Paddock shares an intimate look into the life and loss of her unborn child, Micah.