Two Faces of Fear

We know fear from infancy. Our earliest fear may be fear of abandonment. Later we may fear failure or disappointing someone we love. We sometimes fear for our safety or the safety of others. We fear for our health. We fear for our financial well-being. We fear for our futures. 

Fear is real, and fear is natural. And we have a natural (more…)

Your No-Good, Very Bad Day

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit (more…)

Jesus, I Was Wondering . . .

When Christians suffer, one of the first things you may hear them say is, “When I go to be with Jesus, I’ll ask Him why this had to happen.”  I’ll avoid such weighty philosophical musings so I don’t find myself being chastised the midst of a whirlwind, but I do have a questions of my own.

So, Jesus, I was wondering: