Human Expectation & Divine Paradox

Human Expectation & Divine Paradox

When Jesus rode into Jerusalem, people expected many things from Him. The crowd shouted “Hosanna!” (Hebrew for “God save us”) at the man rumored to be the Jewish Messiah finally come to liberate His people.  Others waved palm branches, which were often were used to...

Books that Shape Godly Leaders

Books that Shape Godly Leaders

It has been said that “You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read” (Charlie Jones). Since many of us are dealing with unprecedented levels of free time on our hands, the SSI staff wanted to share a...

A Destiny Written by Him

A Destiny Written by Him

  ​Sometimes in life we are given options and it can be hard to figure out which one to take. It’s not that one is better than the other and it can be difficult to decide what to do and where you feel God is calling you. That was me summer of 2017. I was asked by...

Love that Satisfies our Souls

Love that Satisfies our Souls

Valentine’s Day has become a unique cultural anomaly—one that is indicative of a society that at once idolizes and devalues real love. From social media to Hollywood to Hallmark, love is portrayed in seemingly endless configurations that promise to satisfy and yet,...

Finding Joy

Finding Joy

As Christians we are called to be a thankful people. So why is it so hard sometimes? Don’t get me wrong! I have a lot to be thankful for. This year specifically, I give thanks for my family, especially for our second baby who was born in October. I’ve also been...

Counting Our Blessings

Counting Our Blessings

I have quoted Philippians 4:6-7 to myself and others innumerable times since my conversion to Christ in 1976. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of...

More Than a Job

More Than a Job

I have been here at SSI as staff for over four years, and I am still thankful to work here.  I have been saying this from the beginning, but it is still true.  Around the three-year mark, I was waiting for the shoe to drop.  SSI tends to be a launching pad for people,...

Thanksgiving is a Verb

Thanksgiving is a Verb

If there’s one thing I have developed a new appreciation for in the last year, it is the difference between feelings and actions. Gratitude is a feeling. Thanksgiving is an action. With what is arguably my favorite holiday of the year fast approaching, it is only...

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