Slightly Obsessed #229: When Pain Is a Good Thing

God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world. – C.S. Lewis It’s deep into the football season. Some players have been sidelined with season-ending injuries, while others limp through the games. In a 2016 ESPN article entitled “How NFL […]

Slightly Obsessed #166: Take Courage

  Matthew 9:20-22; Mark 5:25-34; Luke 8:43-48 Daughter, take courage; your faith has made you well. – Matthew 9:22 The twelve-year-old daughter of an important synagogue ruler named Jairus lay dying. Jairus entreated Jesus to come and heal her. As Jesus walked to the man’s house, the crowds pressed against him on every side. The […]

Slightly Obsessed #151: Why Do We Hide from God?

Then Jesus said, ‘Come to Me….’ – Matthew 11:28 We couldn’t find her all day. P.T. has always been an independent little kitty. She’s a senior citizen in cat years, a streetwise old lady. She loves living outdoors, although she usually comes up every night to be locked safely into the large kitty kennel. Last […]

Slightly Obsessed #034: The Gate Called Beautiful

  I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. – Psalm 84:10 You are not a beggar. At the hour of prayer, the disabled man lay at the gate of the temple in Jerusalem, carried there so he could beg for money from […]

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