Praise He abideth faithful Dec 23, 2021 Even when you fail Him, He does not fail you. If you truly are a member of Christ's body, then He can never and will never deny you, for that amounts to denying Himself. Raw Dec 9, 2021 Raw, broken, and gross, but here I will always be. Willing and desperate for an eternity to know You. Quiet, sylvan, constant (Confessions part III) Nov 11, 2021 There will, after all, be a day, A burning, sylvan, quiet day, in which I step out of this dark wood and into the light, to see the stars, and the great moon. When He breathed life into our bones Nov 4, 2021 You’ve never felt a silence quite so loud as this, a silence weaving in and out of rotting skulls that lay decaying, a silence rendering multitudes hauntingly wordless in the scorched heat. Can these bones live? Joy, Deeply Felt (Confessions part II) Oct 7, 2021 Happiness is fleeting and small, and while joy is everlasting and immense, it would also be empty—in fact, it would not be itself—were it not for its desired, God. Dear Jesus Aug 26, 2021 Day by day, I feel more exposed before my Creator, as He reveals layers of sins and strongholds I must surrender to Him. Forgive me. Forgive them. We are falling apart. But one thing brings us together; one thing lifts us up; one thing strengthens us: hope. And that hope comes from You. Following Him July 22, 2021 Day by day, I feel more exposed before my Creator, as He reveals layers of sins and strongholds I must surrender to Him. Without His loving guidance, I would be full of shame, guilt, and condemnation. With Him, I realize this is the process of refinement. It’s His promise, His process in action, to present us holy, as He is holy. Worthy July 15, 2021 It’s ironic that the church, the holy space where saints gather to worship a glorious Lord, has always simultaneously been the place where the dark symptoms of sin stand in the glaring spotlight to me. But that’s the funny thing about faith—as much as I am tempted to lose hope because of sin, God’s grip on my soul will never let me go The love of the Father Jun 24, 2021 A good Father would not only let their children experience good things, but a good Father would also let their children go through difficult situations that teach important lessons. Rooted and established in Love May 27, 2021 His love is a love that surpasses words–a love that surpasses this lifetime. More than gold May 20, 2021 When you hear the word ‘gold’, some of the first things that could come to mind include ‘value’, ‘treasure’, ‘beauty’, ‘money’! But even with all its appeal, Jesus far exceeds materials like gold in value, because He enriches your life in ways that exceed appearance or wealth. Tree-Likeness Apr 29, 2021 These trees that we on our best day might consider “majestic scenery” are actually one of the Lord’s beautiful and recurring analogies for godly believers. A constant God Feb 25, 2021 We find complete consistency in the one true God. He is consistent when the rest of the world is not. “If we are faithless, he remains faithful—for he cannot deny Himself” (2 Timothy 2:13). Deeper: Dwelling in the Secret Place Jan 28, 2021 Deep roots ensure abundant fruit. God deposits His Word within our hearts, but as believers we must steward this seed by abiding in His presence, and allowing Him to teach us. Only He is Worthy Dec 24, 2020 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice, and let them say among the nations, ‘The Lord reigns!’ Interested in learning more about our columns? Check out our column intros here!