How to Love in Challenging Times…  [a true story]
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How to Love in Challenging Times… [a true story]

“It’s a bad day for beautiful trees.” I said to the foreman as we stood there assessing the damage. The cuts already made—and the damage done. Alas, there was no turning back. What once was (a tree that brought me immense joy in a season of hard), was mangled beyond repair. And now, would soon…

How to LOVE the Unlovable… [and #AcceptTheLoveChallenge]
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How to LOVE the Unlovable… [and #AcceptTheLoveChallenge]

LOVING the unlovable is never easy, my friend!? But God calls us to do just that… We are called to love as God does with extraordinary grace and unfathomable love. The kind of immeasurable love Jesus displayed on the cross. And the kind of love God unfurled when He sent his son to die—for sinners…

How to Walk in LOVE in Hurt or Trauma… [learning to love those who’ve hurt us.]
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How to Walk in LOVE in Hurt or Trauma… [learning to love those who’ve hurt us.]

Acknowledge the Reality of Hurt. The reality is we live in a fallen, imperfect world full of messy, broken people and it’s only a matter of time before we are hurt by someone or we inflict pain on another. We are even told in God’s Word that we are to expect trouble in this world….