Category Perseverance

Embrace the Encounter

Yesterday I went to the dentist.  Time for my six month cleaning.  No problem.  I got this.  No wait, not really. Lately, I have had this personal challenge presented to me.  Let’s call it a God theme, a reoccurring message which emphasizes something I feel personally convicted to work on.  For me, the theme is […]

Encouragement Within the Struggle

Struggles stink.  There is no amount of scent that can cover up the odor of a time of trial.  We naturally do not want to gravitate towards or slowly marinate in troubles.  I think most of us would rather avoid or fix what pains us as quickly as possible. How do we find encouragement in […]

Persevering Through the Pruning

Do you like to have the correct answer?  Do you like to be right? I like to have the right answers.  I like to know what to do when.  I like the gold stars, the affirmation, the recognition, the satisfaction, and the achievements that come from it.  If something goes wrong, I like to know […]

Remaining Steadfast When You Want to Run

Have you ever experienced a time of tension in your life…when anxiety and frustration were rising, making you simply want to run away?  But, in that moment, you knew that running would be an act of disobedience, taking you away from where God wants you to be.  How does one remain steadfast when you want […]

Sustained Through Times of Strain

Ugh!  Is it only Tuesday? Tuesday is normally my favorite day of the week, but my first thought this morning when my brain started to stir before my eyes even opened was, “why is it morning already!” I’m going through this season where my days feel like an up mountain marathon and my nights feel […]