When “Pirates of the Caribbean” came out years ago we watched it with our kids. I wasn’t initially enamored with the character Johnny Depp played – the notorious “Captain Jack Sparrow” – but eventually could enjoy parts of the film. One scene in particular must have struck a chord for our kids. Two misfit pirates […]
Holidays can be hard. God used this verse to minister to me in a special way a few years ago. Life was dark. I was about to be extinguished. People who said they were helping just heaped more condemnation. I tried harder, it got worse. The future seemed dismal. If they gave up on me, […]
This is a great article by The Gospel Coalition on depression and anxiety. It’s written specifically for ministers, but the truths are relevant to all Christians. “The best counselors have themselves been in counseling. It’s how God works.” and ““Damaged” does not mean “ineffective.” It does not mean “done.”” remind us all that everything God […]
Don’t Assume You Know
We are created with a need to be accepted, to belong and be loved and valued. Every human wants the blessing — an affirmation of worth, approval, a future, potential, acceptance. John Trent and Gary Smalley define The Blessing as “A life-changing gift of unconditional love and acceptance passed down from one generation to the […]
Lots of things have happened in the last year, a lot of falling, learning, and getting back up. Lots of things on my mind to write, but first some remodeling is needed. So be patient, keep up with me on Twitter and check back soon.
Of course the first thing that has to be explained is the title of this blog. It comes from my life verse, written directly underneath the title -Jude 24 & 25. That is my story. Many years ago, God shined the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ into the young mind of this strange […]