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When God Hurts My Feelings

When God Hurts My Feelings

I don’t know another way to say this, so I’ll just shoot straight. Sometimes God hurts my feelings. Now, hear me out. I don’t mean this in an irreverent way. I very much know my place, and I very much have a holy reverence for God. But tiptoeing around my gut reactions and pretending to be just fine-fine-fine with

Living in the Twenty-Third Psalm

Faith is often expressed by the casual manner in which people act. The expression of their faith has an everyday feel about it. An old preacher once said, “If your stuff is thin, you will have to holler loud to make it thick.” A lot of hollering goes on because people’s faith is weak. In

Keeping Our Joy

And on that day they offered great sacrifices, rejoicing because God had given them great joy. The women and children also rejoiced. The sound of rejoicing in Jerusalem could be heard far away. — Nehemiah 12:43 She waited until I had spoken to every woman in line. Before she spoke a word, I could see and sense her grief. With quivering lips and tear-filled eyes, she spoke words

Introducing Faith.Full, Our New Women’s Community

Grow in FAITH Together ~ Share God’s LOVE After many months of dreaming, planning, and preparing, we are thrilled to introduce you to Faith.Full, the new newsletter for the FaithGateway community of women! At Faith.Full we embrace a community of imperfect sisters in Christ… We celebrate and encourage one another because we are blessed to be a blessing…

Jesus Weeps

Editor’s Note: So many of us are like Martha today: “Help me understand this one, Jesus.” We doubt and yet we trust. Jesus weeps. He weeps with the families of the fallen in Charleston. He weeps with a grieving community. He weeps for them. He weeps with you. He weeps for you. How does it make you feel to

Honor: How to Show It, and What the Bible Says

The Bible says that there are several different groups we should honor. I’m going to focus only on the three that I believe are most important for you to become all God wants you to be. Honor Your Parents First, we’re supposed to honor our parents. The Bible is incredibly clear on this one. It’s

Why Is the Church Failing the Millennials?

Last week, the CNN website led with this headline: Millennials Leaving Church in Droves, Study Finds. “We’ve known that the religiously unaffiliated has been growing for decades,” said the lead researcher on the new Pew Research Center report. “But the pace at which they’ve continued to grow is really astounding.” Why the sudden shift?  And

Healing Through Helping

Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation. — Genesis 21:17-18 To be truthful, there are some wounds I have nursed. Sometimes it feels good to hurt bad. I can take a wicked pleasure in

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