Category Perseverance

The Other Side

Have you ever been in a circumstance where you wished you could give the person you were interacting with a glimpse of what it felt like to be you?  A new understanding, deeper compassion, richer revelation, or maybe just a clue what it is like from the other side? When I was young my grandfather told […]

Snakes, a Spoon, and the Change of Seasons

Last Monday morning I woke up at 3:37am in a hot sweat, heart racing, short quick breaths of terror.  Whoa, what a nightmare. I have one of the most amazing gifts, a vibrant imagination.  It allows me the opportunity to visualize incredible things, in 360 degree 3D virtual reality in high definition detail.  It’s likely […]

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 […]