to make more and maturing disciples of Jesus Christ.
"You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore."
Wrestling with the Notion of Pleasure in Pain
"...I need to figure out how to want what God wants for me. That his will and his ways and his plans truly are best. For that is why this story from Paul is in the Bible for me to wrestle and ague with. It's not there for me to carelessly drop on someone else, but here to transform us as we share it together."
Christmas - God’s Connection to Us
Unfortunately, as the Christmas season rolls around many of us are reminded of just how difficult it can be to connect with others in the way I’ve been describing. Christmas can be a time that reminds us of just how disconnected, detached, and trite some of our relationships are. There’s a profound fracture in the world because of sin. Sin embeds itself deeply into the human soul and its ripple effects sever the connections we’re supposed to have, both to God and to others.