I go through the whole mantra every time: I’m a bad writer. I suck. I need to quit writing and be a plumber.
The American Revolution was extraordinary because it succeeded—it was the first (and last) revolution to establish a lasting peace, a stable government and a free people.
It was God who created the world and said, “It is good.” But if He didn’t, then it isn’t.
God, the author of all our stories, seems to have been written out of them. We’ve replaced God with superheroes, who rely solely on their own ingenuity and strength (and sometimes magic powers) to defeat evil.
If you’re a writer, you have it. Forlorn Hope.
I have come to see that if John was the disciple whom Jesus loved best, then Peter was the disciple who loved Jesus best.
Like us, the disciples learned everything the hard way. Jesus had to show them how to trust Him, by sticking them in the middle of a lake, in the middle of a storm, in the middle of the night.
“Mom, if you tell kids that they need Jesus, they’ll just laugh.”
This is what my own kids told me while we were discussing the new Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why.
Sometimes God just does something you never expected, even though you should have been expecting it, because He is the God of the Unexpected.