Strength in My Identity

Strength in My Identity

“What’s your name?” It’s most often the first question we’re asked at the start of each new school year, at a party, when meeting someone for the first time, at church, or in a new job. “What’s your name” is more than just a request for your given name and surname....
Strength in My Identity

Strength in Surrender

“I give up!” “Uncle!” “I’m waving the white flag!” “I’m throwing in the towel” “Just roll over and call it a day, already.” You know what we’re saying here, right? Surrender! You can just imagine a wild-west bandit being marched down the street by the sheriff, hands...
Strength in My Identity

Strength in Servanthood

You see the giant and the shepherd in the Valley of Elah and your eye is drawn to the man with sword and shield and the glittering armor. But so much of what is beautiful and valuable in the world comes from the shepherd, who has more strength and purpose than we ever...
Strength in My Identity

Strength in Community

Battles are so daily, aren’t they? Battles for health. Battles for our families. For our faith. Battles for others’ souls. For our mental health. Our finances. Our longings! We’re often bombarded with distractions and opposition to our needs and longings day in and...
Strength in My Identity

Strength in Vulnerability

“What is the bravest thing you’ve ever said?” asked the boy.   “Help,” said the horse.   “When have you been at your strongest?” asked the boy.   “When I have dared to show my weakness,” answered the horse. Charlie Mackesy, in his exquisitely...