Angry at God for those difficult times when He abandoned you?

Angry at God for those difficult times when He abandoned you?

This is a transcript from a heated, raw and brutally honest conversation I had with God quite a few years ago. I didn’t realize how angry I was (and had been since childhood) until it unexpectedly came out in this session. I didn’t even know I was angry with...
How to Deepen Your Relationship with God

How to Deepen Your Relationship with God

What does it mean to “deepen your relationship with God”? Is there a moment, perhaps after enough prayer, obedience or study, that we receive a certificate of achievement for having finally arrived at a deepened relationship with God? Of course not. Yet, many of us...
How to Trust God With Your Problems

How to Trust God With Your Problems

Photography by Susan Werner Sometimes I’m writing in my journal and suddenly, words flow out of me that aren’t mine. It’s as if my hands get taken over by someone… something… else. As if I’m merely a puppet and the unseen puppet master has taken control of...
Do you suffer from God Shame?

Do you suffer from God Shame?

I was at the park one sunny day recently, sitting under a tree on the grass, reading a book titled Jesus Calling. A lady walked by with her dog and I found myself instinctively lowering the book behind my knees so she couldn’t see the cover. I didn’t want her to see...