Thursday 24th April 2014,

Browsing the "God" Tag


The Losing Draft

I had always hated Matt. Well, I guess I should say I always hated people like Matt. When we got taken over by an occupying force, he was the first to raise his hand and go to work for them. [...]

April 18, 2014 God, Grace, hope

The awful fight of loneliness

No one wants to have coffee with me. Let me back up.  My husband and I moved in January to a new house in a suburb between Dallas and Fort Worth, and I’ve been fighting loneliness.  Our families are both [...]

April 17, 2014 Blog, Faith, Friendship, Grace, Women

The Biggest Lesson I’ve Ever Learned Came Through a Child

This past summer, I was working at a camp counseling young children while parents were in morning and evening chapel. A few weeks into the summer things began to get challenging for me. I hadn’t anticipated the amount of work [...]

April 7, 2014 advice, Doubt, Faith, God

What’s the Point of God?

“Oh shit, shit, shit!” My entire car panicked as the lights flashed behind us. One of my friends was on probation, and she was underage. Their hearts sunk to their stomachs and got soaked in scotch and rum. “Guys, j-just [...]

April 2, 2014 Doubt, Faith, God

When God Feels Distant

“You just don’t get it, Nate. I’ve tried praying, and nothing happens. I’m just tired. There’s no point.” Lane, one of the high school students in my small group, shared behind folded arms.   It’s a good question and one [...]

March 5, 2014 Doubt, Faith

Stop Being So Godly, and Learn to be Human: A Pastor’s Perspective

I used to work in a prison for sex offenders in Seattle. During my time there, I met a kid named Jason who would crap in his tube socks and then go all Bruce Lee on me swinging them at [...]

February 14, 2014 God, Judgement

Putting Pills in a Pile and Writing My Parents Goodbye

In The Beginning Back when I was a little kid I used to hate going to church. I never fully understood why I had to dress up nice for 2 hours out of my weekend and listen to stories I [...]

February 14, 2014 Addiction, God, hope, Recovery

The Promise that Brought Two New Jersey Girls from Suicidal to Hopeful

“God, I really need Your help to get through this day…”   I whispered in the back of my tent as the music of Warped Tour blared from the stage right next to me. I was four weeks into the [...]

December 2, 2013 hope, Suicide, Warped Tour

Depression Isn’t Tangible But Neither is the Solution.

Part of depression is not being willing to forgive. It may be someone who hurt you that you are unwilling to forgive. Maybe you did something and aren’t willing to forgive yourself. But it takes strength to be willing to [...]

October 11, 2013 forgiveness, God, Insecurity, Lies, Love, Suffering, Suicide

Explore God – Is there a God?

Most people think you have to be ignorant and old fashioned to believe in creationism. But extraordinary advancements in science are turning many in the scientific community into theists. Ben Sledge explores the evidence for God. Resources Listed: April 9, [...]

September 30, 2013 God, Science