1. He shows up when we are at our worst to usher us back to his side, lead us to repentance, rescue us, and reclaim us as his own.
  2. Sometimes, we get prayer dementia. We can’t remember what we were going to pray for, we can’t put the words together, and, frustrated, there is nothing we can do but sigh and groan.
  3. What if the dissonance in this calendrical coincidence can be harmonized into a deeper melody?
  4. Christ's resurrection does not merely negate the bitterness of sin; it changes it into a source of divine sweetness, embodying the promise of a new life for us and a restored existence overshadowed by heavenly hope.
  5. My goal here isn’t to selfishly reflect on all the reasons I will miss Rod because I know that if you are reading this, you may miss this man, too.
  6. A “good death” and “good life” are not accomplished through personal striving but are grasped by faith in the promises of God.
  7. In an autobiographical telling, Gretchen Ronnevik shares the fate of two different fathers and the hope she has in Christ.
  8. When the waters of anxiety and depression rise, there is One who understands.
  9. We do not choose our struggles, but there is One who has chosen to always be with us.
  10. Finding rest in God when the “what ifs”come calling
  11. We know that death does not have the last word in Christ.