The Storm Killed My Idols

The storm is a gift. This phrase ran through my mind as wave after wave crashed upon me. In part because I knew it was true and partly because I hoped it was true. When the skies turned dark, they caught me off guard. I found myself lost in confusion as every bit of my weakness was exposed, but that … Continue reading The Storm Killed My Idols

Fight of Faith YouTube Channel Hits 10,000 Subscribers

The Lord has been gracious with the feeble offerings posted here at the Fight of Faith, and a new milestone has been reached. The YouTube channel has surpassed 10,000 subscribers. For those of you who do not know this, one of my first outings online was on YouTube, along with my good friend Lane Chaplin. Most of the … Continue reading Fight of Faith YouTube Channel Hits 10,000 Subscribers

Strength for the Weary

As I sat there, I seemed to be losing the never-ending battle with my health. I could feel my body tremble. It was as if it was having trouble supporting its own weight, and I wondered if it would ever end. I knew I had felt like this many times before, and God always brought … Continue reading Strength for the Weary

Distracting Ourselves to Death

It started mid-morning when the routine of the day felt lifeless. Without thinking, I opened the browser, typed "Fa," and autofill did the rest sending me directly to Facebook. After an unknown amount of time, looking at vapidly entertaining content, I jumped over to Twitter, and it was more of the same. I checked to see what was … Continue reading Distracting Ourselves to Death

When God Contests His Children

No matter how much I struggled, there was no relief. I could not win the fight. At the time, none of it made any sense. Who or what was this enemy anyway? All I saw was wave after wave crashing upon me. I fought and fought but to no avail. At first, I was resolved to win, but the battle continued, the … Continue reading When God Contests His Children

The Misleading Beauty of Temptation

She stopped by again today and gave me one of those looks. The beauty of her face set against the backdrop of the tumultuous sky promised me peace. It was soft and gentle. It was like she was telling me, “I know life is not perfect, and I can help.” There was a grace in … Continue reading The Misleading Beauty of Temptation

Pray for the Challies Family: Their Son Has Gone to Be with the Lord.

This morning I awoke to heartbreaking news. I opened my email and saw Tim Challies’ newest post titled,  My Son, My Dear Son, Has Gone To Be With the Lord. I always look to see what Tim has written, so he tends to be part of my morning routine; a daily companion. I never expected … Continue reading Pray for the Challies Family: Their Son Has Gone to Be with the Lord.

The Day I Ran From God

If a man does not repent, God will whet his sword; he has bent and readied his bow. – Psalm 7:12 The pursuit had begun. I knew God had drawn the bow of his wrath, and he had aimed it directly at me. The slightest tinge of my guilty conscience made the creaks and groans of the … Continue reading The Day I Ran From God

THE FIGHT OF FAITH

Below is the post I wrote in 2016 to launch this site. It was a dark time for me. I was struggling in new ways with my health, and I was unsure of what it was going to do to me going forward. Like a journal entry, I go back to read this post from … Continue reading THE FIGHT OF FAITH

When Pain and Faith Collide

When pain and faith collideThe one absorbs the other.But not without a shockThat shakes us to the core. We trust in our own strengthForgetting we are frail.Until that unplanned hourWe’re broken, hurt, and sore. It comes in many ways,But always ends the same.With perfect strategy,It brings us to our knees. Our minds become unclearWhen hit … Continue reading When Pain and Faith Collide