Lessons from the Garden

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My friend and I started a garden this past spring. Our church offered a 20 x 20’ plot of land to its members. Since it’s a missional garden, the church asked the gardeners to give away some of the abundance.

When I asked my friend to share a plot, Continue reading “Lessons from the Garden”

The Marriage Dance


I volunteered to lead our life group at church a couple weeks ago. After I said yes, I was told the passage: Ephesians 5:22-33—the verses defining the husband and wife’s roles in marriage. Gulp!

I spent the next two weeks preparing because honestly the couples in my life group are more versed in the Bible than I, and my marriage is not perfect by any means.

The controversial verses for women stood out in bold in my mind: Continue reading “The Marriage Dance”

When Desires Stay Unfulfilled


In my last post, I looked at God’s delight in his people and how we in turn delight in Him. But a question came up when I alluded to Psalm 37:4:

Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart (ESV).

What do we do with this verse when our desires go unfulfilled? Is God not faithful to his word? Continue reading “When Desires Stay Unfulfilled”