Month: March 2020

Now is the Time to Engage

““I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” JRR Tolkien, Fellowship of the Ring   Our illusions of control have been shattered by events triggered by a few people’s actions in a wildlife market in China, compounded multiple times over. Now the whole world lies in the grip of darkness and fear. We wish this time would...

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God has not given a spirit of fear

Too much unknown. Too little information available on the true scope of coronavirus infection within the U.S. Too much unnecessary risk. …

“Psychologists view control as a fundamental human need…this epidemic violates a sense of control in fundamental ways,” a Time article explained to me.

Ahhh, control. My arch nemesis. Although I’d challenge their assertion that control is something I need there’s no question that it’s something I want. My go to crutch. It ties into my deeper desires for safety, security, peace, wholeness – a sense that all is right in my world.

Everything around me felt like shifting sand and I couldn’t find my solid rock.

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Evil Hunts To Steal Our Identity

Mike and Cindy Blackburn are not only good friends of ours, but also partner with us as mentor couples in Wellspring’s marriage track. It has been beautiful to watch them individually come alive to who God made them to be, discover God’s plan for their unique union, and then see them offer to others from a place of strength and love. – Dana Smith, Women’s Equipping Coordinator for Wellspring Group     “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” – John 10:10 ESV One evening, my...

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