How to NOT be Shaken

For the last six weeks or so I’ve been going through a very difficult time. I’ve had an insanely strong crush on someone from my growth group – a young guy in his early 20’s, I’ve been experiencing problems with sleep, and because of these two factors my mood has been incredibly unstable. I lost a friend due to a … Read more

The Exception has a Place in God’s Kingdom

One day I was talking to Trent and Mitchell during one of our monthly meetings. I was complaining about my singleness, saying “These days people talk to singles like it’s their fault they’re single” Then Trent said “You know, our situation is different”. It was something simple but it brought me back to the real world. “You know, our situation … Read more

Our Firm Foundation

Our Foundation “How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, is laid for your faith in His excellent Word! What more can He say, than to you He hath said? To you, who for refuge, to Jesus hath fled.” I have warm memories of hearing this old hymn on the radio many evenings when I was a young child. … Read more

Fear Not, Thou Worm, Jacob

Here in Isaiah 41:14, we see God bringing encouragement to his people: “Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the Lord, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.“ I’ve recently been encouraged by this text. Being a pedophile is almost exactly like being a worm. Worms live below the surface of … Read more

What Does God Think About Me?

Be still and quiet for a moment, and ask yourself, “What does God think about me?” Maybe your stomach gets knotted up. You imagine that God must surely disapprove of you, and has all sorts of judgments against you. It’s discouraging. You already dislike yourself, and so it’s better not to think about God. I know the feeling. Have you … Read more

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