It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way — Chapter 2

Dust. Broken world. Broken people. Shattered heart. Shattered dreams. These are all phrases we’re familiar with, realities we may even live with. In this second chapter, Lysa builds on what we already know, what’s familiar, to give us something new to grasp about how we can walk with God through our hardest seasons, our worstContinue reading “It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way — Chapter 2”

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way — Chapter 1

Between Two Gardens Have you ever had a perspective changer?  An ah-ha moment where what you thought was happening wasn’t at all what was happening? Maybe it was that time you were just sure that your friend was hiding something from you, was betraying your friendship. And you stewed. And stewed, convinced your friendship was over.Continue reading “It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way — Chapter 1”

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way — The Introduction

Recently, I attended a Good Friday Breakfast. Many in my church gathered on this particular morning as a way to remember together what Jesus endured and how He died. Our pastor commented that without that day, without Jesus’ death, we wouldn’t have been gathered there. At all. That jolted me. How much I take forContinue reading “It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way — The Introduction”

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way — Getting Started

Life is full of tensions — good things and bad things happen nearly simultaneously, pulling our emotions like a cosmic tug-of-war. We watch with deep sadness the burning of a beloved cathedral like Notre Dame while in the same moment we weep tears of gratitude to see people linked arm-in-arm singing hymns, united by theirContinue reading “It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way — Getting Started”

Why Pray? Part Two

If we’re honest with ourselves, at some point we’ve each wondered if our prayers matter. And we either just keep praying because, well, that’s what we do. Or we stop the conversation with God completely. Or we dig-in and start investigating this mysterious spiritual practice. That’s what we’re doing in this series. We’re investigating —Continue reading “Why Pray? Part Two”