Encouragement · Pain · Proverbs · Suffering

What Not to Say to Those Suffering

My friend, Jeremy Yeckley, famously once said, “What unites us as humanity is suffering.” He said that about seven years ago, and I won’t forget the moment he said it to the group he was speaking to. It has resonated with me since then. We all deal with suffering. Which also means that we all… Continue reading What Not to Say to Those Suffering

Celebrate · Church Life · Pain · Worship

Worshiping Together from Different Sides of the Church

We hear a lot of talk about how churches should be diverse. How Jesus breaks down the barriers of ethnicity, age, economic status, and academic knowledge. All these things are true, but I think there’s one place we forget to look for diversity within our church service. We come to the church from different places.… Continue reading Worshiping Together from Different Sides of the Church

Forgiveness · Pain

Should We Forgive and Forget?

There are many times in life that we have been hurt by others. They have cheated on us, stolen from us, gossiped about us, yelled at us, etc. The question is, should we “forgive and forget?” It sounds Christian from the outset, but does God really call us to forgive and forget? First, let’s talk about… Continue reading Should We Forgive and Forget?