Community & Friendship · Fatherhood · Healing

Letter to a 13-something-year-old from a 30-something-year-old on how to live through the loss of our parents

Life will continue and your losses will not dominate, you will adjust and you’ll be stronger, you'll bounce back in life, and you'll know that there is life beyond death and resurrection happens.

Community & Friendship · Healing · hope · joy · peace · Wholeness

I Forgive I Forgive —- Now Let Me Live!

Life's fragile. And who knows how long we've each got.  Or what life will throw at you next? Who'd tell you that you're meant to work one day or sleep the next, or that you're meant to bolt faster than lightning because of that one call that makes you just see how short this life really is? Time runs faster than feet, and we're wild to want this spin to stop.

calling · Community & Friendship · Faith · Healing · stillness

3 Steps to Reject Your Rejections & Rebound Right Into the Game of Life —When You Feel You’re Kinda Lost or Have Kinda Lost It

“This is absurd…” He says it weakly. Almost like a whisper, almost all to himself. He sighs, and shrugs, then shakes his head. ”How can someone with my kinda past, and my sorta losses…?” he stops his sentence midway, looking down. I nodded. I know his question — how can someone who’s mucked it bad… Continue reading 3 Steps to Reject Your Rejections & Rebound Right Into the Game of Life —When You Feel You’re Kinda Lost or Have Kinda Lost It

Community & Friendship · Devotionals & Walk with God · Faith · Fatherhood & Faith · Healing · stillness · Wholeness

How To Have the Closure You Desperately Want & Need But Not Sure How To Have

Disappointment can lead you back Home, not astray.

chastisement · Community & Friendship · Faith · Fatherhood & Faith · Wholeness

When You Feel Like You’ve Just Lost Your Greatest Connection

That if our well-being solely depends on the favour of our human connections, that if our getting ahead in life comes from getting in front of people, then, we're doomed, and we've lost, and we'll keep losing, because sometimes relationships severed are relationships saved.

That we can sometime lose our earthly fathers to find our heavenly Father, we can sometimes skip earthly favours to be kissed by divine goodness. 

calling · Community & Friendship · Faith · growth · Healing · song · stillness · Wholeness

A Letter To The Losses of Life

When life's made up of your blend, of love and loss, of gathering and giving, of creating and destroying, we know that it's only through experiencing you that we experience the potential for change, our opportunity for growth.

chastisement · Community & Friendship · Faith · Preaching · stillness

What Masters the Dark

It's the first of July, and in the midst of a winter chill, and I saw. How candles can flicker on right through the night, and hope can be served right there when the heart is healed right here, and that the way to see the light of day is to walk through the length… Continue reading What Masters the Dark

calling · chastisement · Community & Friendship · Devotionals & Walk with God · Faith · Healing · stillness · Wholeness

Here’s the Well & How You Can Be Truly Well

Somewhere at the back of the desert, in a place dry and barren, where you think heaven's brazen and the dusty air of death's howling, there's a well, and you'll be well. He comes like a cooling rain in summer's scorch and uses every minute of your hard to work for your good, and His glory.

Community & Friendship · Faith · Healing · Missional Motherhood · Motherhood · Parenting · peace · Wholeness

What If Chemo & Cancer Can’t Crush The Courage of Christ Within & [How One Brave Mama Won Her Battle Over Cancer One Mother’s Day]

Maybe it's precisely in the suffering and the seemingly lack of healing that a thousand answers are found, because when we face of our own suffering bravely that we showed the world every answer to every suffering.

character training · chastisement · Community & Friendship · Devotionals & Walk with God · Faith · Healing · holiness v happiness · Wholeness

Why You Must Trust Again — [& Keep “Up” When You Can’t See Past The Valleys of Losses]

Because who'd ever get this? 

For those days when you're hollowed out in the lowlands of life, He's provided a High Way out.

For the seasons when the fog of depression disorients, and the black of losses eclipses --- He's got His light shining through all your cracks.

calling · character training · chastisement · church life · Community & Friendship · Faith · Ministry

How True Sons Are Those Born in the Furnace – (how you can be pressed but not crushed)

And on the other side of Heaven, we'd see a glimpse of the why.

Why God would place His most prized possessions in the fire, why He'd allow His most precious vessels in the melting pot of distress.

church life · Community & Friendship · Devotionals & Walk with God · Faith · growth · Loving God · Preaching

How to Be Filled When You’re Leaking Pretty Bad – (#RediggingtheWells2018)

That which fills you, that's what will lift you, or leave you, and leak out of you...

calling · character training · chastisement · church life · Community & Friendship · Faith · Healing · Ministry · Travels

How to Live as Sons, Regardless of Your Father Issues

Sometimes the chart of our lives may seem frenzied, and chaotic --- but God really does have a method to all the seeming madness, and a certainty in all the chaos.