Thursday, September 20, 2018

Why is Life so Messy?

In celebration of the paperback release of Justice this month, I invited some of those who read Justice to share their thoughts here. Rather than book reports, these posts take some of the themes of Justice and explore them as they apply to life outside the book. I hope you'll find these posts encouraging, whether you've read Justice or not.



by Sheila McIntyre

So, I have a question for you. Are you ready?

Here it is: How many of you have the perfect life? No problems. No issues. Just amazing bliss.

Okay, so the question was a set-up. No one can have the perfect life, although it would be nice if life came in nice, neat packages for us to live. The reality is that they don't. It wasn't for Brooklyn and Jake in Justice, and it definitely isn't for us.

So what's the deal? Why is that? Why did Brooklyn and Jake have to go through such tough trials and why do we? Why is life so tough sometimes? Good questions.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Believing in a Just God Despite Difficult Circumstances

In celebration of the paperback release of Justice this month, I invited some of those who read Justice to share their thoughts here. Rather than book reports, these posts take some of the themes of Justice and explore them as they apply to life outside the book. I hope you'll find these posts encouraging, whether you've read Justice or not.



by Anne Carol

I am not the most confrontational person. As a child, I let people walk all over me, because I was too afraid to assert myself. The anger that built up inside would erupt later when I’d arrive home, and typically my family (or pillow) was on the receiving end. Growing up “passive-aggressive” meant putting up a front, while wishing I had the guts to defend myself. To this day, I struggle with being assertive. Yet, despite this, I’m a big believer in justice and fairness.