A Time to Cry Out (Part 1): The Fight Against Apathy and Weariness

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This is the first post in a 2-part series. Part 2 coming soon!

It all started with an unsuspecting jaunt over to check some messages on social media for a few minutes on a low-key Sunday afternoon. Just a cruise through my news feed, I thought, to reply to a message I knew was waiting. But what then followed was curiosity about the current goings on of my “friends” (you know how it goes… ;) ) and reading mostly upbeat posts, cheery statuses, insightful blog posts, and beautiful images of life from various sunny weekend spots.

And in the midst of this slice of life from my news feed, I was confronted by a jarring photograph of a woman’s bloodied face and the far away, desperate look in her eyes after airstrikes near her home.

It was arresting.

Haunting.

Unreal, but sadly, very real…

It captured my attention, and I couldn’t continue scrolling down the news feed without stopping and wanting to know more.

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We CAN Experience God

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“You call me out upon the waters, the great unknown where feet may fail. And there I find You…” –Hillsong United, “Oceans

So I’ve been listening to a sermon by A.W. Tozer called “Men Who Met God: Moses on the Mount,” and it… is… EXCELLENT!

(Of course, you know I had to share.)

In his message, Tozer is declaring that we can know God personallynot just stop at accounts about Him or our doctrines, creeds, verses, or songs that we may know by memory, but we can know Him for ourselves in the same way we can know other people, just like we read about from the real-life stories of men and women in God’s Word.

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In Case of Disappointment, Break Glass (Part 2): Frustrated Desire and Faith

sherjc.com_lace_curtain_cirThis is the second post in a 4-part series. Read part 1: Heart Check.

So this curtains scenario… Sigh.

After breathing in, I calmed myself down by honestly spilling my emotions before God. I’ve had many, many times to practice this with Him, so it wasn’t too hard to get started. And then…I um, well…

I had a little meltdown inside.

To be honest, I cried.

Over curtains.

I mean, curtainsSeriously?*

But really, my feelings weren’t simply about the curtains…

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