Dealing with Disappointment

Disappointment is one of the most difficult human emotions to handle well.  Disappointment happens when our experience collides with our expectations.  We thought, we hoped, we prayed, we tried, but in the end we were disappointed.  We expected one thing, but experienced another and are left to pick up the pieces of our shattered expectations.…

Dealing with Pride

Pride is rooted in the story of each of our lives.  It is in our fingerprint, our DNA, deep seated in our very being.  Pride keeps you from admitting you are wrong.  Pride keeps you from taking the initiative for reconciliation.  Pride keeps you from sharing your faith.  Pride keeps you from acknowledging your need.…

Dealing with Sickness

This morning is the third message in our new series, “Buckle Up: it’s going to be a wild ride!”  The series is built on 8 stories in the Bible that feature a belt.  Each Bible belt story provides life-changing insight on dealing with the struggles of this life that can sometimes leave you feeling like…

Dealing with Anger

Anger is one of the core components of human emotion.  We typically associate anger with wrongdoing and subconsciously attach moral judgment to anger; that to be angry is a sinful act.  I suppose in part this is because the first reference to anger in the Bible is the tragic story of Cain’s anger toward his…