Has God Given Up on You?

“If we are unfaithful,    he remains faithful,    for he cannot deny who he is.”  2 Timothy 2:13, NLT There can be times of a great despair; when sin or sickness is definitely in the spotlight. Losing hope is an easy response for mere mortals like us. There can be a place where the darkness won’t lift; andContinue reading “Has God Given Up on You?”

Sharing My Heart and My Trauma

Most people who meet me today would never guess the trauma I’ve been through. And when I was drowning the depths of major clinical depression, I couldn’t see it was that trauma that was the catalyst for my misery. I’m not sure I have it all figured out, even now, though it is clearer thanContinue reading “Sharing My Heart and My Trauma”

We Plead for Good Pastors

I always felt that being a pastor was a lot like this Within our personal issues of vulnerability, there are usually troubling problems. These are bruised and painful areas, things that result in terrible devastation in our lives and loved ones. Here are just a few of them: alcoholism and drug abuse mental illnesses homosexualityContinue reading “We Plead for Good Pastors”

A Bit of Homespun

I’m Still Learning I’ve learned — 1 that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them. I’ve learned — 2 that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back. I’ve learned — 3 that it takesContinue reading “A Bit of Homespun”