Are You Okay?

Are you okay?

Its a question we ask each other all the time.  Sometimes with genuine interest, sometimes just being polite.  But its kind of a strange question.  Are any of us ever really okay?  If you were to walk up to me right now and ask me that, I’d probably respond with a yes, but I can think of three things right now that have my mind going crazy.  And I don’t remember very many times in my life where I sat and thought, wow, I wouldn’t change a thing.  Everything is perfect.

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This is Exactly When Boldly Was Made For

I see you standing there in the corner.  

You’ve failed.  Again.  You know it and I know it.  You gave into your flesh, into temptation.  You’re living in despair.  You’ve doubted God in the middle of trials.  The why doesn’t really matter as much as, we have found ourselves here.  Standing in the corner.  In the shadows.

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Extravagant Grace

But once the initial shock wore off, I realized, more than a plan, I needed to know how I was going to live with this person and with this betrayal.  And God started whispering two words into my heart over and over.

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This is my Story

2016 was going quite well.  Of course there were the usual bumps in the road, but family life was great, my health was going well, I had some plans for writing, we were loving ministry, everything looked pretty good.

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New Traditions

I have this weird Christmas tradition.  Christmas trees and Christmas lights in general are one of my favourite aspects of Christmas, so each year on Christmas Eve, I sleep on the couch with the tree lights on.

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