Still Inspiring Hope: Reflecting on the Words of Martin Luther King, Jr.

God has two outstretched arms. One is strong enough to surround us with justice, and one is gentle enough to embrace us with grace.  –Martin Luther King, Jr., “A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart” When I read the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, my soul ignites with the hope of Jesus Christ. I feel a connection to King as a brother in the faith, and I wonder what it would be like to sit with him, talking about his life, faith, and how he lived out God’s call on his life in his generation. I can envision King’s smile and the kindness in his eyes, along with the fiery passion in his spirit, and it makes me yearn for such an encounter. Maybe one Read More

Do Not Give Up

Do Not Give Up “Do not give up on me, Lord! Oh please, do not give up!” This has been the cry of my heart. With all of my might, I cling to the Lord and lift up this simple prayer, desperately pushing back against the forces that try to diminish my faith and steal my joy. The enemy loves to bombard me with busyness and a thousand other distractions that persuade me to live as if everything else matters just a little more than Jesus. My eyes get fixed on a hundred worthless things, and they stray from the one thing that truly does matter: Jesus, the founder and perfecter of [my] faith (Hebrews 12:2). A Deceived Heart Why is my heart so easily Read More