Category : Spiritual Growth

Treasures in the Darkness

I have a friend who keeps reminding me that “life just didn’t turn out the way I expected it would.” As I listen to her say this over and over again, I tend to agree with her. Collectively in my small circle of friends, we’ve experienced a wide array of adversity: the untimely death of […]

The Bible from 30,000 Ft.

Tim is teaching our adult Sunday School class at church and is doing a fabulous job giving us a 30,000 ft. view of Scripture. We’re not studying doctrine or looking into specific Scripture. We’re not even paying too much attention to what God said. We’re looking primarily at what God DID and tracing his activity […]

How Does Faith Grow?

Call me a geek, but I find human development theories very interesting. As much as we like to think of ourselves in terms of our individuality, science indicates that we all follow similar patterns of growth and development. And as much as we’d like to separate faith from science, the truth is that God is […]

Independence vs. Submission

Independence vs. Submission

Onto the next chapter of ‘The Shack’ by Wm. Paul Young.  Here are excerpts taken from pages 147-151. I found this to be an accurate picture and explanation of the difference between living independently from God and living in submission to Him.  For some reason when we hear the word, ‘submission’, it makes us want […]