Hunger: The Necessary Ingredient for True Joy

Hunger is an essential part of enjoying food. If you’ve ever been on a backpacking trip, you know how delicious those boil-in-bag meals taste at the end of a long day’s trek. Lowering your pack, untying the boots, airing out the socks, starting a campfire, and pouring ash-laden scalding water into that foil pouch, itContinue reading “Hunger: The Necessary Ingredient for True Joy”

Joyful Cog at Desiring God

This week, my latest article “A Joyful Cog in His Giant Plan” came out at Desiring God. Here’s the intro: We are our own paparazzi. We’re constantly snapping pictures — posting what we made for lunch and chronicling our lives one selfie at a time. In a world where everyone else’s life is “the best ever!”Continue reading “Joyful Cog at Desiring God”

What Does the Bible Say About Suicide?

In our social media society everyone else’s grass is greener, pics are prettier, and life is more interesting than ours. We feel the constant pressure to perform before an ever watching online audience, and it can be overwhelming. On top of that, we have pressures in our marriages, difficulties at work, failures, diseases, suffering, andContinue reading “What Does the Bible Say About Suicide?”