Remember New Year’s Eve twelve months ago. Amid celebrations and countdowns, many of us went into 2014 believing, hoping, and fully expecting that it would be our best year yet. All of out troubles would disappear, our problems would be miraculously resolved, and all that we touched would turn gold. Out with the old, in with the new! 2014 would be the year we conquered. Continue reading
God places people in our lives for a reason. Family, friends, teachers, coaches and even enemies aren’t given to us by happenstance. They are with us to build us up, give instruction, share encouragement, love us, and make us stronger. If we were tough enough to make it through life alone, we would have been born in our own little world. We would not crave companionship, we would not be comforted by having family around, and we would not need God.