10 Truths when Life is Hard

Sometimes life is hard. We struggle just to stay above water, drowning in the situations and difficulties in our lives.   It happens to all of us ... and it can leave us weary.  But these times of struggle, when the concerns of life bear down on our hearts and minds, these moments do not have to be wasted. 10 Truths When Life Is Hard Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of; they just turn up some of the ill weeds unto the surface. C.H. ... [Read More]

Holy Week Meditation: A God Who Catches Tears

I had an ugly cry a few weeks ago.  The kind that gives you a headache and leaves your eyes puffy for a couple of days ... yeah, that kind of ugly cry.   I was mad and hurt and frustrated and utterly helpless. As tears rolled down my face, words streamed from my lips: Lord, why?  Why this?  Why now?  Haven't we all been through enough?   This hurts too deep.   And, God, this just isn't fair.  Where are You?  Where is Your hand in this?  What good can possibly come from this pain? In the midst ... [Read More]