Closer to Jesus

Sin is Not Always the Reason for Our Struggles

Sin is not always the reason we experience pain and challenges in our life. Yes, we live in a fallen world, which our sinful nature partakes, but personal troubles come to us by way of many means. Could it be that God is using your tragedy to acclaim His majesty? One of my favorite stories in the Bible is the one about the blind man. In John 9, we see the disciples questioning Jesus, “Rabbi,

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Parenting

Teaching Kids to Repent

It was a hot spring day. Our oldest was playing an early baseball game with his 10-year-old teammates. Both teams played hard; the game was neck and neck. Each parent sat on the edge of their seats, cheering and hoping for a win! And sure enough, our son’s team won by a sheer few points! What a game! We all applauded! Now it was time for the best part – snacks and drinks. All eyes

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