“Don’t Lose Sight” – A Marine Senior Drill Instructor’s Wisdom

My sister Miriam is off at boot camp in South Carolina in the process of becoming a marine. We finally received a letter from her the other day where she quoted her senior drill instructors saying, “Don’t lose sight of the ocean for the waves in front of you.” It reminded me of where it says […]

Waters

“Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.” – Isaiah 43:19 On occasion, we come to a place where we underestimate God. What is that sentence, even? We forget that He is […]

The Hard Questions: A God Who is Present in Pain, Loss, and Unanswered Prayer

Maybe it’s not that our prayers are unanswered. Maybe it’s that our God, our Deliverer, is making us more like His son. Maybe we can’t fully minister to a broken world unless we have been broken, maybe we can’t heal the wounded until we have needed healing, and maybe we can’t point the lost to a Deliverer if we have not yet needed deliverance.