Standing With Her in the Rain

“Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2, NLT By Lisa Schubert, Guest Author Samantha issued commands to the person on the other end of the line. When she hung up, the rant continued against our church, our staff, the weather, and this meal that would serve asContinue reading “Standing With Her in the Rain”

I Love Your House! Psalm 84:1-4

1-2 What a beautiful home, God-of-the-Angel-Armies!    I’ve always longed to live in a place like this,Always dreamed of a room in your house,    where I could sing for joy to God-alive! 3-4 Birds find nooks and crannies in your house,    sparrows and swallows make nests there.They lay their eggs and raise their young,    singing their songs in the place where we worship.God-of-the-Angel-Armies!Continue reading “I Love Your House! Psalm 84:1-4”

Disproportionate Suffering

Some Christians are called to endure a disproportionate amount of suffering. Such Christians are a spectacle of grace to the church, like flaming bushes unconsumed, and cause us to ask, like Moses: ‘Why is this bush not burned up?’ Exodus 3:2-3 The strength and stability of these believers can be explained only by the miracle of God’sContinue reading “Disproportionate Suffering”

The Valley of Tears

“As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools.” Psalm 84:6 (NIV). In the Hebrew, the word “baka” means tears. In Psalm 84, the sons of Korah write their praises of God and note that those whose strength is in theContinue reading “The Valley of Tears”