Category Perseverance

Precious Treasure, Jar of Clay

“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”  2 Corinthians 4:8 (NIV) In the days of our lives we face fatigue, pain, criticism, stress, frustration, and disappointment.    Hard pressed, perplexed, persecuted, and struck down. Our perishable flesh is […]

Sowing through Trials and Tears

Some seasons in life are hard; really, really, really, hard.  Those times when our patience, our faith, our stamina is tested by struggle, by suffering, or by temptation.  Seasons of long tedious days and short restless nights, marked by worry and stained by stress. One of the biggest temptations during seasons of suffering is to […]

Facing Roadblocks of Regret and Remorse

I have sat staring at a white space with flashing cursor for a while now, wondering how do I even begin.  I’ve got stacks of notes and scribbles.  I’ve got a message burning to be shared. But the thing is, this message it’s both gruesome and glorious.  It’s personal and in a lot of ways […]

Potholes and Debris in Our Paths

Difficulties.  Setbacks.  Brokenness.  Destruction.  The imperfect paths of our lives are often littered with potholes and debris. Some potholes are barely noticeable, some debris is merely dried leaves that crumble when stepped on.  Other potholes cause us to bounce in back jarring ways bringing blowouts & breakdowns, and debris so large & overreaching its removal […]

Going on Glimpses

Have you ever driven in the dark in a thick fog or snow storm, a time when visibility is greatly reduced?  When seeing just a glimpse of the familiar, a road sign or a landmark, reassures you that you are going the right direction. Have you ever pondered how great the encouragement is from the […]