life

What’s Your Job? What’s Your Purpose?

What’s Your Job? What’s Your Purpose?

Often times we seem to get confused between what our job is and what our purpose is.  People let what they do define who they are. In the process, they think that what they do is why they exist in the first place.

The Point of Pain

The Point of Pain

I can’t help but wonder what God feels when He looks at the world. What did He feel when Eve bit into the apple? The Heart that sends Itself to die must be a broken one.

Does Fasting Work?

Does Fasting Work?

"If I have learned anything about this deeply moving spiritual discipline, it is that does fasting work? is not the right question to begin with. Fasting is both difficult and difficult to understand. In my experience, it rarely ‘works’; by that I mean, it rarely causes anything big to happen right away and it usually causes something totally different than what I was expecting and hoping for."

Questions of Life & Death (But Mostly Death)

Questions of Life & Death (But Mostly Death)

I used to pray to God to take me by my 35th birthday, because who in their right mind would want to live past that, right?!  As I got closer to that target date birthday, I kindly asked God MANY times for an extension on my original prayer.  It wasn’t so much that I was afraid of death at that point, I just hadn’t accomplished many of the things I really wanted to...