An Evangelical Free Church in Cary, NC

Want to live and thrive? Guard Your Heart

Our District Superintendent of the EFCA Southeast, has a saying which I remember clearly: “The mother of all disappointment is unmet expectations.”  To be fair, he is actually a really positive, hopeful, and encouraging person.  He is not a natural pessimist, or one given to “the sky is falling” mentality.  But over the years, Glen has seen enough transpire in various churches…

Maddening Theologies

In their book The Diamond of Adversity, Robert C. Palmer and Heather Palmer Welesko (father & daughter) explain that suffering is complex; it is much more than a 1-dimensional problem.  To effectively deal with suffering, it is better to look at suffering from a number of different aspects (imagine a cut diamond and its many gleaming facets). Palmer explains that well-meaning people…