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Where is God When Life is Hard?

Why doesn’t God bail us out of hard situations? I was talking with a friend about a struggle someone we knew was having with finances. To help them out, my friend was considering forgiving a debt they owed him. But it felt like God was saying that He would not have my friend forgive the… Read more »

Just How Good is God’s Goodness to Us?

Maybe the question should be: Do we expect God’s goodness in our lives? Our answer gives us a hint to whether we think His goodness towards us is dependent on our goodness to Him. So many of us think God’s blessings hinge on whether we do the right things. Graham Cooke shares about a time… Read more »

Can I Become Worthy of God’s Love?

How do I know if I’m worthy of God’s love? How often do we blow it? Said something we wished we hadn’t? Wasted time instead of being productive? Looked at things we shouldn’t have? Spent money we didn’t have? Lied? Cheated? How does God look at us in our fragmented messes? How can He be… Read more »

Should the Bible Become An Experience?

Should the Bible be read or experienced? What happens when scripture stays in our heads and doesn’t become an experience? If I read the Bible for knowledge, I can know about God, but does that translate into knowing Him in an experiential way? Is it possible that knowledge without experience doesn’t really help us? We… Read more »

Does God Point Out Our Sins?

Does the Spirit of God point out our sins or does He call us deeper into Him? My experience of Jesus is that He calls us deeper. When you go deep into God’s heart, when you hunger for more of His presence and pursue intimacy with Him, those things that don’t belong start falling off…. Read more »

Can the Bible Meet Our Needs?

Can scripture fulfill our need to connect with God? I grew up in a Bible-based church. I had a lot of scripture in my head—–God is love. God is good. It’s the kindness of God that leads to repentance. But I felt like an imposter. I looked and sounded like a good Christian, but I… Read more »

Can We Know God?

How well can we know God? The other night I was driving home and as I flipped on the Christian station, I started thinking about how I often feel a religious spirit on many Christian products and radio stations. I love Christian music and I love Christian products. What I’m talking about is the spirit… Read more »

How Do We Love the World?

What do we do when our Christian values collide with the world’s? Last weekend, the hubs and I went away for a little R&R. We live in a rural area so had to drive a couple hours to get more metropolitan. After one full day, we were starving. All the nice eateries were closed except one…. Read more »

Does God Love Those That Oppose Him?

I lack love. Do you? During this election season I have had thoughts and emotions that are not reflective of my belief system. I’m so sorry for that. How do we impact a nation, a city, a community when we focus on where we are “right” and others are “wrong?” Where is Jesus in that?… Read more »

Are We Influenced By Demons?

How do we walk connected to God’s goodness? There are basic truths we agree on when we become a Jesus follower. But beyond that security, what promises from Him are unfulfilled in our lives? And why? How do we grab hold and walk in the freedom, the joy, the fullness that is supposed to be… Read more »