Some have every reason for sadness while some are just sad. Either way, remember that God is near the brokenhearted... "a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise." WE CANNOT ALWAYS HAVE HAPPINESS, BUT IN CHRIST WE CAN ALWAYS HAVE HOPE. WE HAVE A HOPE OF GLORY THAT MAKES NONE ASHAMED BECAUSE … Continue reading Happiness and Hope
When the check doesn't come in from a trusted source... When the fumes of cruel criticism find their way past the office into your living room... When the forgetful family member forgets... again... When the new friends invite your family over to their house and ignore you the whole time... ...gets redeemed when someone out of … Continue reading Hand Delivered
3 Ways to Put ‘Thanks’ Back Into Thanksgiving
Are you prone to seasons of unhappiness or momentary depression? I found your new drug but you can't get it at CVS or Walgreen's. If anything those places can potentially make the situation I talking about here worse. What I'm talking about is not in pill form and is non-habit forming. It's called gratitude. "Don’t … Continue reading 3 Ways to Put ‘Thanks’ Back Into Thanksgiving
The Power of a Song
While visiting my grandmother in the nursing home a few months back, my wife sat down at a piano in a waiting area and asked what to play. I said she should play the Forrest Gump theme song, but I had seriously underestimated its power. I’m a softie so it was, of course, emotional overload. … Continue reading The Power of a Song
What if God doesn’t fix it?
There's a scene in Thornton Wilder's play, The Angel that Troubled the Waters, that captures the essence of waiting on God to fix the broken thing, or things, in our lives. The scene is a medical doctor that comes to the pool everyday wanting to be healed of his own depression, anxiousness, and deep sadness. … Continue reading What if God doesn’t fix it?
The Groan Man
"Blood is blue." "The whole world gets along." "An expensive education is sure to make you wildly successful." "Your new smartphone won't seem outdated next year when the new one comes out." "The Browns won again!" "Real men don't cry." We've all said things that aren't true. I had a teacher in elementary school that … Continue reading The Groan Man