Artists are bent toward pain and suffering and brokenness. Van Gogh cut off his own ear after an argument with a friend. Charles Dickens and Tennessee Williams suffered from clinical depression. So did Ernest Hemingway, Leo Tolstoy, and Virginia Woolf. Make no mistake – artists
What if the one thing the world is missing is the single unique thing you have to offer? Your heart. Your soul. Your passions. Your quirky smile. Your kindness. Your humor. Your courage. Your unwillingness to give up. Your desire to serve behind the scenes. Your
I was a really insecure elementary-aged kid, and things didn’t get any better when I graduated into Middle School. Even the name “Middle School” indicates that you’re not where you used to be, but you’re not where you’re supposed to end up either. You’re in the middle.
As the early church was growing, they experienced the kinds of things most growing churches experience. All growing churches have people who feel left out, on the fringe, or on the sidelines. The hungry widows had every right to feel that way. ACTS 6:1-7 In
We all need rules to live by – standards that govern our actions, and are unchanging during the shifting sands that make their way into the tiny spaces between our toes as we walk the stormy beaches of life. Rules and standards and lists of