Dog fur and dandelions: two things that serve an often unseen purpose in life. Kind of like many of the situations we face in our lives here on earth. We may not always know the purpose of some of our difficulties, but we can rest assured that there is a purpose and a great God directing our lives.
It is so even within my own life. I may not fully understand why God has chosen me to face the trials of a long-term illness or the unique challenges of ministry life; yet I know I can depend on my God who is sovereign, and who has planned all these things from before the foundations of the world. I may not understand, but I know they serve a purpose.
It is my hope and prayer that this blog will serve a purpose in your life as well: to encourage Christ-centered living. That this blog would lead you to a closer walk with your God, a more intimate knowledge of Him, and a more passionate relationship with Him. That in everything, this blog would motivate you to “rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer,” as we are instructed in Romans 12:12.
To that end, I share the following with you:
- spiritual meditations which will encourage you towards Christ-centered living,
- book reviews and recommendations to help increase your knowledge of God,
- real life moments, including my struggle with chronic illness, and
- helpful resources for glorifying God within your body, mind, and spirit.
I pray that everything I share would exhort you with sound doctrine; that it might edify you with the glorious truth of who God is and what He has done for us; and that it might encourage you in body, mind, and soul.
“But as for you,
teach what accords with sound doctrine.”
“Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and
in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned.”
“Preach the word.
Be ready in season and out of season.”
All Scripture quoted is from the English Standard Version, unless otherwise noted.
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