2 Important Reasons Why Life Is Hard (And What to Do to Get Help)

2 Important Reasons Why Life Is Hard (And What to Do to Get Help)

“Mooomm!  Do I really have to make my bed?” “Yes, Sweetheart.  Go ahead and get it done.” “But Mooomm!  It’ll just get messed up again when I go to bed tonight!” I wonder how many times in the history of mankind that particular conversation has played out?  I know I asked the same question myself…

True Happiness Comes From God

True Happiness Comes From God

Happiness can be hard to find in this life. And can be very fleeting once found. There are times when we may feel that if only this or that were different, we’d be truly happy. Only after many years of searching and waiting we discover, by the grace of our loving Father, that true happiness…

5 Wonderful Reasons for Hope in Suffering

5 Wonderful Reasons for Hope in Suffering

In our reading this week in Mark chapters 14-16, we see a whole lot of suffering.  There is hurt, betrayal, fear, grief, physical pain, emotional anguish, disillusionment, and death. Jesus suffered most, by far, but the disciples suffered much, as well.  Their friend Judas betrayed them, as well, when he betrayed their Lord.  Jesus suffered…

How To Smile Through Life’s Disappointments

How To Smile Through Life’s Disappointments

This post was written before my church family suddenly and unexpectedly lost our dear pastor and friend, Bro. Jared Decker, on December 28th.  Reading back over it, I know it to be just as true today as it was before our tremendous loss and heartache.  This post deals primarily with lesser disappointments of life, but…