No One Wants to Be in a Funeral Procession

There’s a video circulating on Facebook about motivation. The woman in the video says you don’t need to be motivated to pursue your dreams. She says our brains are wired to seek places of safety and comfort, and everything in us tries to stay away from taking risks and stepping out into the unknown. She says we have to reprogram ourselves to takes risks and leaps of faith and put ourselves into … [Read more...]

When Deliverance Doesn’t Come When You Want

“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 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 12:8-9 (NIV). We live in a time where people want instant gratification. Anything we can think of is at our fingertips. We … [Read more...]

Redemptive Suffering: There is a Purpose for Pain

On November 1st, Brittany Maynard, 29, is going to die. If you haven’t heard her story, Brittany was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer shortly after her wedding. There is no hope for her recovery. As a result, she and her family moved to Oregon, which enacted the “Death with Dignity” law or medical-assisted euthanasia, so she could die on her terms. She chose November 1st for the date of her … [Read more...]