Hopefully today's challenge doesn't sound pessimistic. Sometimes, the greatest challenges we face are simply getting through the day. Sometimes, the challenge is simply getting out of bed and facing the day in general.
I used to be pretty critical about those who didn't "go to church". Clearly, they lacked something I didn't because they didn't want to be AT church. Clearly they weren't as committed to God and the Church as I was...I who was on staff and being paid by the church to be there. That is…until [...]
There seems to be this...I don't know...unwritten rule in the Church that any sign of unhappiness suddenly means that you either lack faith or even trust in God, OR you are somehow ungrateful for the lot God has given you at the moment. And many times, this couldn't be further from the truth. Unfortunately, though, often times the [...]