Run with Endurance

November 20, 2018S.A.P.

Practice makes perfect. Remember that saying? Parents, teachers and other leaders from our childhood pushed us toward excellence by encouraging us not to quit, but instead to try, try again. I’ve come to realize that some of the trials set before us are God-given pushes toward excellence. They are lessons that teach us how to run … Read More

And So We Know

November 16, 2018S.A.P.

Have you ever heard a song or a poem or a bit of Scripture that hits you so hard it’s as if God Himself is speaking directly to your heart? Most of the time we’re too busy to pay attention, or we blow it off as “coincidence.” But when God has something to say, He’ll … Read More

And So We Rest

November 11, 2018S.A.P.

Sometimes things start to look a little hopeless. Storms strike out of nowhere. People we love die or are otherwise lost to us. Finances and health vanish in an instant. We ourselves get stuck in awful places with no reprieve in sight. But it’s often when we’re right on the ledge that God reaches down, … Read More

And So We Grieve

November 6, 2018S.A.P.

I typically don’t watch the news. But every once in a while, headlines that come to me over the Internet prompt a digging in. I almost always regret it. That’s what happened yesterday and again this morning over the same two leading stories. In these two cases, my horror and sadness is as much for … Read More