good grief

Good Grief – The Pain That Heals All Others

Nathan Smith Christian Maturity, Life Skills

There is nothing enjoyable about hurting. People can say they like being sore after a workout or that they get a rush from muscling through challenging physical feats but, even still, it’s not pleasant.  What’s worse than physical pain is emotional pain.  Deep wounds that come from damaging words, abuse or the loss of a loved one are challenging to …

It's both not either, or

It’s Both

Nathan Smith Christian Maturity, Perspective

I’ve just returned home from a great weekend of leading worship and traveling with one of my best friends. God did amazing things and it was such a privilege to serve the people and ministries that we got to connect with while on the road.  Every environment was different, as were the people.  One of the things we considered regularly …

If Salt Looses Its Saltiness

Please Pass the Salt 

Nathan Smith Bible, Christian Maturity

I have been pretty sick lately.  So much so that I was super late in getting my blog out for the week as I navigated sickness and tried to catch up from getting so far behind in several things.  A cold turned into a bad cold, which turned into a sinus infection which turned into yuck (there’s a point to this …