Faith & Reality

“Gold and silver blind the eye. Temporary riches lie. Come and eat from heaven’s store, come and drink, and thirst no more. It don’t matter where you bury me, I’ll be home and I’ll be free. It don’t matter where I lay, all my tears be washed away.” ~Julie Miller~

Cross of Calvary3Faith can be tenuous and fragile, but even so, it was never designed to be closeted in a sanctuary or stained glass cathedral. It’s a garment that must be worn in the real world where it gets splattered and tested; its sleeves are to be rolled up and put to work so it is strengthened.

Faith is often messy. The great questions of life and death need to be confronted within a framework or worldview that allows room for do-overs and second chances. We are a needy and broken people. Despair can be overwhelming—and no one escapes the grievous ripple effects of a sin-stained creation.

Sickness and disease strike with a randomness that is crushing; the unfairness and vagaries that routinely assault us are multitude; along with relational troubles that are endless heartaches. Mix in a culture that is polarized at every level and we have a recipe for surrender and defeat.

We, however, cannot choose to raise the white flag. We must slug our way through it all and somehow find purpose and a semblance of hope. Faith clashes with the hard reality of being stuck inside of human skin.

The articles available on this tab will be challenges enveloped by the everlasting GRACE of the One who created the universe—amazing, astounding, stunning, marvelous, sweet bewildering, wondrous, awesome, scandalous GRACE, which is all about redemption and new beginnings.

And here’s a rock-solid TRUTH: GRACE is for EVERYONE, so be encouraged.

LIFE IS MARVELOUS

RIVER IMAGERY

DID GOD REALLY SAY?

GOD IS MYSTERIOUS

WHAT’S UP WITH FRIENDSHIP?

LIFE MOVES PRETTY FAST

SONGS & SORROW

A STORY OF REDEMPTION & HOPE

HARD TIMES: A STORY & LESSON

SHACKLES: AN EVERYDAY STORY

FAITH, DOUBT & PRESSING ON

WE ARE AT WAR: STAND STRONG

BIC OVERCOMERS

MIGHTY FITZ, LIGHTFOOT & A QUESTION

REFUGEE: FAITH TESTED & TEMPERED

ALL MY TEARS

A PRAYER REALITY CHECK

UNPLUG, DISCONNECT & DISENGAGE

TO RISE ABOVE REGRETS

POETS, DESPERADOS & WEEPING FOOLS

LORD, PROTECT MY CHILD

FAITH: TO BE READY

A CHURCH PLANTING STORY

AN ANCIENT TRUTH

SITTING IN THE SHADE

RELATIONAL CHAOS, SANCTUARY & CONNECTION

FAITH: DOES JESUS MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

FIRE & RAIN

CHEAP GRACE, COSTLY GRACE

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