'purpose' tagged posts

Understanding Pain

When things happen in our lives that do not make sense or when we do not understand something about God, some people are tempted to discredit Him completely. Author Andy Stanley says, “You don’t have to understand everything to believe in something.” In John 9, Jesus met a man who was born blind and forced…

Finding Our Worth in God

How many of us would like to make changes in our lives? I think almost all of us would answer in the affirmative. The truth is, most of us are not very content with how we are. It might be our physical appearance or a bad habit or thought patterns we are dealing with. Regardless,…

When I am tired…

I spent this past weekend with our teen and adult leaders at a retreat. It was a good time for hiking and team building. But one of the things I’m finding is it is harder and harder for me to do it. Each year, I have to make compromises in how I do things and…

My Way or God’s Way?

In our adult Sunday school class, we have been doing a survey of the many books of the Bible. Each week, we review many of the important stories from the books being studied and glean truths that we can learn and apply to our lives. This week we looked at Joshua, the great leader who…