Mini Study: Replacing Faith with Trust?

Is there a difference between faith and trust? I viewed them both differently growing up. Faith was always somewhat mysterious and trust was connected to something. Do I have faith in God or do I trust him? Yes!

As I was reading through the New Testament I decided to read a couple versions at a time. My Bible App has the ability to see them both simultaneously. A friend suggested the Complete Jewish Bible (CJB). As it turns out, I was able to download it for my Bible App for free.

The CJB has a lot of names that I did not recognize. Matthew 1:2 starts with, “Avraham was the father of Yitz’chak.” I knew I needed a little help. I had my other translation open to either the New Century Version (NCV) or New International Version (NIV) depending on the night. Continue reading “Mini Study: Replacing Faith with Trust?”

Defining Moments: Asking my wife out and rejection!

I asked my wife Cayla to be my girlfriend about 10 years ago. She didn’t say yes, at least not immediately. God used the situation to heal rejection in my life.

After talking with her mother and getting the go ahead, I went for a walk with Cayla and her best friend. During the walk I asked her out. She didn’t give me an answer, although she thought she had. Our communication has progressed a lot since then!

The next 24 hours were a bit rough for me, but God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God. Continue reading “Defining Moments: Asking my wife out and rejection!”