“Sorrowful, but always rejoicing…” Why does this phrase seem so strange to contemporary believers – particularly Evangelicals? Continue reading
I woke up this morning.
I know that sounds pretty obvious. But I’ve found throughout my life that it’s usually the obvious things that need to be looked into. This morning I woke up, I ate breakfast, drank my coffee, got in the shower, and now here I am, sitting and writing this in a nice room, unhurried, unmolested, quiet.
What first comes to mind when I peruse deeper into these facts isn’t, like the lines touted on some commercial for WorldVision or other philanthropic endeavor: “Here you are in splendor, while so many in the world have nothing.” That’s true. It bears thought. But I don’t think this is where we need to begin if we’re going to mine this experience for the gold we may find in it. Continue reading