Tag: failure

  • Hardship Brings Even More Grace

    Grace through trials is not learned in a classroom but through actually going through hardship.

  • Grace Embraces our Shortcomings

    Why is it we feel we must portray a model of perfection as Christians? For as long as I can remember, the stereotypical Christian was one who cleaned up well and always answered the “How are you Doing?” question with positive enthusiasm. Do we present a church which has arrived and is all together, or […]

  • Pleasing God or Trusting God?

    Zippity the Hamster Exercising in His Wheel

    Which is better? To work at pleasing God or to focusing on trusting God? Where should we focus more of our attention and effort? In their book, [amazon_link id=”B006G3NFR0″ target=”_blank” ]The Cure: What If God Isn’t Who You Think He Is And Neither Are You[/amazon_link], Bill Thrall, Bruce McNicol, and John S. Lynch explore this tension. […]

  • Weakness is Our Friend

    Like many boys, my son, Garett, has a fascination with superheroes. One day my wife, Lindsey, was home with our boys. She dressed our son up in his cape, and let him head off to the land of make-believe. He flew around the house for a while before retreating to the back porch. It wasn’t […]

  • Our Story Is Not Our Identity

    passport small

    A few years ago, our family completed a journey to adopt and immigrate our son from South Africa. This process took over four years and included custody, name changes, countless documents, and finally culminated in him receiving his US citizenship and passport. My son’s identity has changed. He has a new name, a new country, […]