Weakness: Escape it or embrace it?

Two weeks ago, my friend, James Acree, preached at his church on 2 Corinthians 12:9-10. This has been a precious passage to me the last 10 years or so. Among others, the Lord has used it to completely reorient my faith. (For my thoughts on these verses, click here and here). I really appreciated what…

If It IS Broke, Don’t Fix It

“Brokenness” is a term I hear bandied about by Christians. “We need God to break us” or “We need to be broken before God” are some usual phrases. I wholeheartedly agree. That said, I don’t see a lot of actual brokenness in the church. In fact, a lot of the teaching aims to fix us….

Bloom without End

Photo by Carrie McKamey If you’ve followed The Voice of One at all, you know weakness is a theme that comes up regularly.  I’m thinking about it again tonight.  Weakness usually comes to mind when personal failures or shortcomings break out of me like a caged animal.  Or when it seems my soul is surrounded…