When a Relationship Ends

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:38-39

The end of a marriage or another long-term relationship can feel (more…)

Rebounding from Failure

And when they came to the threshing floor of Chidon, Uzzah put out his hand to take hold of the ark, for the oxen stumbled. And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah, and He struck him down because he put out his hand to the ark, and he died there before God. And David was angry because the (more…)

A Mother’s Hopes

For a child will be born to us, a Son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6

If you’ve ever held a baby – especially your own – you’ve held a world of hopes and dreams. He will (more…)

Born for Greatness

My entry into the world was inauspicious at best. Born in an impoverished neighborhood in our nation’s capital, I was conceived – so my mother would tell me – to keep my parents’ marriage together. Then she proceeded to tell me how the doctor who delivered me committed suicide and my father left us just a few weeks later.

That’s a lot (more…)