Day 25

“So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” - Galatians‬ 5‬:16‬ NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ As I’ve written here before, I’ve recently begun the training necessary to answer calls on the national suicide hotline. So much of the training is about focusing on the skills necessary to provide support [...]

Day 15

“The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.” - Proverbs‬ 28‬:1‬ NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Imagine you are running through a forest at night, weaving between the trees and crashing through bushes and brush on your way to nowhere in particular. Your carom off tree trunks as you try to [...]

Discipline and Freedom

“My dear child, don’t shrug off God’s discipline, but don’t be crushed by it either. It’s the child he loves that he disciplines; the child he embraces, he also corrects. He’s treating you as dear children. This trouble you’re in isn’t punishment; it’s training, the normal experience of children. At the time, discipline isn’t much [...]


“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” - ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ I think it’s important to start by telling you that I’ve re-written [...]