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Learning from the School of Hard Knocks the Jabez Way

Learning from the School of Hard Knocks the Jabez Way

Sometimes life’s hard knocks can knock us down. Sometimes we can begin to let ourselves be defined by those hard places. And sometimes we decide that we won’t be. ย  Right smack dab in the middle of a family reunion of sorts, tracing the nation of Israel in...
Giving Your Sin It’s Worst Name So You Can Be Free

Giving Your Sin It’s Worst Name So You Can Be Free

Punishment and suffering never seem fair. Why would a loving God allow us to feel pain? Because He is merciful. What’s that? How is punishment merciful? And what about those times when our sin did not precipitate our suffering? Again, His mercy. His lavish grace...
The True Road To Be Shameless

The True Road To Be Shameless

๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐›๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’:๐Ÿ— (๐๐‹๐“) โ€œ๐…๐จ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ ๐ฎ๐ข๐ฅ๐ญ, ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ ๐จ๐๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐š๐œ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ๐ฅ๐ž๐๐ ๐ž ๐ข๐ญ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž๐ค ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ง๐œ๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง.โ€ Ever feel guilty about something or shamed by a person or group? You don’t even know what you did to deserve this treatment and you don’t know how to get...
Rising Above Man’s Opinion and Choosing God’s

Rising Above Man’s Opinion and Choosing God’s

๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐›๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—:๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“ “๐ˆ๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ค ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ, ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‹๐Ž๐‘๐ƒ, ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐š๐Ÿ๐ž.” ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ’๐ฏ๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž. In a group or in a relationship where someone tries to imprison you with their perception or vain imagination...
Living a Lifestyle of Faithfulness in a Faithless World

Living a Lifestyle of Faithfulness in a Faithless World

Faithfulness is a lifestyle, not just a moment. And in just a moment, a faithful man can fall. This past week, someone I highly regarded walked away from Christ. My heart hurts. This person impacted many and now has left that legacy on the floor, choosing the opposite...
Finding a Hard Kind of Happy that Endures When Life Hurts

Finding a Hard Kind of Happy that Endures When Life Hurts

โ€œGive me happiness, O LORD, for I give myself to you.โ€ โ€”Psalm 86:4 Don’t worry. Be happy. Such simple words, yet so hard to live out sometimes. While there is a song by that name from the 1980s, our Savior knew we would be prone to worry and struggle to find...

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