Honest Resolve

He is not afraid of bad news;
his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.

Psalm 112:7

It's coming. You know it's coming. It's already come. Calamity, disease, darkness, betrayal, death. We ain't getting out of here unscathed. Not happening. You can preach health, wealth, and happiness and that'll work for a while until it doesn't. At some point, this broken world will intersect with our depraved hearts in an unholy dance. 

Trust Fall

When a kid learns to ride a bike, he starts with training wheels. Once he gets a feel for the bike with training wheels, we remove them. The kid may fall at first, but then he will adapt. The idea: to help the child become skilled enough that the training wheels become unnecessary.

We train for independence.

In many areas of life, we train for independence‚Äďand rightfully so. We train student drivers, send kids off to college, and do on-the-job-training to teach autonomy. Independence is the goal.