In Silence and Solitude

By: Alex Early on Thursday December 19, 2019

He has said "Martha, Martha," and is not afraid to say, "Alex, Alex." In rejecting silence and solitude, I remain ignorant of the life that which God loves, sustains, and will one day glorify. In silence and solitude, I am not retreating from the world or my responsibilities. Rather, I am becoming...

Does God Like Me?

By: Alex Early on Tuesday November 12, 2019

I have soared at the mountain tops, and I have lost all hope in a valley of despair. I’m willing to bet that if you’ve been a believer for more than a year or so, we can relate to each other. Like you, my valley-moments are ugly. Though we may not struggle with the same things in the valley, we...

A Ragamuffin’s Prayer

By: Alex Early on Thursday October 3, 2019

Yes I do. In fact, I expected worse out of you than you expected out of yourself.   Jesus, what if I don’t ever get any better? I’ll always love you.    Jesus, what if I do it again? We’ll cross that bridge when we get there. I’ve got a plan.    Jesus, what if I just...

On Loving Your Friends

By: Alex Early on Thursday September 5, 2019

Scripture: A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. – Prov. 17:17 I've heard it said, "A true friend walks in when everyone else walks out." There's something about the fact that when your life is an absolute mess, it serves to purify not only your inner-life...

Accepting and Embracing My Limitations

By: Alex Early on Thursday August 29, 2019

"Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor." – Psalm 8:5 God distinguishes himself from humanity in many ways. Perhaps the most obvious in which he does so has to do with what theologians refer to as the "incommunicable attributes of God."...

Rejecting Self-Rejection

By: Alex Early on Thursday August 15, 2019

"See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.” 1 John 3:1 I’ve yet to meet a Christian who is oversaturated in the love of God. Satan, our critics, certain family members, old friends, and our flesh rails against this most...

Abide in Jesus Today

By: Alex Early on Tuesday July 30, 2019

"Abide in me, and I will abide in you…" John 15:4 The words to meditate on today come from Jesus' words during the Last Supper with the disciples. In a borrowed room, Jesus called the disciples to "abide in him [Me].” He was about to depart back to the Father and yet, he wasn’t going...

On Being Childlike

By: Alex Early on Tuesday July 9, 2019

But Jesus called them to him, saying, "Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it." – Luke 18:16-17 Of all things for Jesus to tell you to become...