Leaving My First Love

Abe Meysenburg

Leaving My First Love

After a recent health scare, the Holy Spirit diagnosed the real problem as a departure from my first love, Jesus. He was also gracious to provide the prescription for the cure. Continue reading

Good News for Single Men

Abe Meysenburg

Good News for Single Men

Last night I had a conversation with a handful of single men from our Soma Tacoma family. As a shepherd and elder who cares deeply for the hearts of people, I’d like to speak directly to other single men about a few of the takeaways from our two-plus-hour dialogue. Continue reading

3 Things the Father Never Says to Me

Abe Meysenburg

3 Things the Father Never Says to Me

Though I have a great earthly dad, my heavenly Father has been my best example when it comes to loving and training my children well. Recently, the Spirit called my attention to a few specific things that I was saying to my children, phrases that the Father never says to me as His beloved child. Continue reading

A Gospel Guide through Grief

Abe Meysenburg

Grief Series - A Gospel Guide through Grief

The gospel tells us that sin grieves God, so it should grieve us, too (sin committed by us, sin committed against us, and the various effects of sin). It also tells us that because Jesus is a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, we are not alone in our grief. But how should we grieve? And more importantly, what should be the outcome of our grief? While social scientists continue to debate the merits of various approaches to grief, the gospel shows itself to be a more than sufficient guide through the process of grief. Continue reading