In bed, unable to find the energy or motivation to get up as dishes and laundry pile up… feeling numb, invisible, worthless. Time just ticking away until you’ve wasted yet another purposeless day. Have you ever felt this way or perhaps even worse? These thoughts and feelings can be crippling. They can be loud and … Continue reading Once and For All
If you are human, there will be times in your life when people fail you. There will be times when you will feel isolated, hurt, hopeless, and nights filled with tears. Why? Because people, even christians, aren't perfect. I think at times it is even more magnified in ministry or any type of leadership position. … Continue reading When People Fail You
"I began to realize something, those people we are so quick to hate and ready to condemn to an eternity in hell, those very same people, a vast majority of them, have NEVER HEARD the name of Christ, let alone the Gospel. ...people are refusing to GO to the uttermost parts of the earth (Acts 1:8) and refusing to GO where His name is not known (Romans 15:20-21, Isaiah 52:15). And ultimately, people are refusing to live the life of LOVE we are called to live! John 3:16 clearly tells us that God so loved the WORLD that He gave His only son." - Jessica Cappel
In all our efforts to be more palatable to the world and the lost, to “undo” the stereotype the world has of christians being “judgmental, holy-rollers” we have lost something important, we’ve lost what it means to BE a christian.
"But forgiveness is not an emotion—I knew that too. Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart."
God is faithful and true to His promises and no matter how far away from Him a person may appear to be, His loving kindness is there all the while calling them back and bringing them to repentance.