Life has a way of shaking us, even those who are rooted and grounded in the good news of Jesus. Sometimes the hardest trials are those that constantly remain and seem to have no end in sight. My recent request of God is that he grants my brother, James, who has faced one test after another, strength from his Spirit – that Christ may continue to dwell in his heart, a better understanding of Christ’s love, and that he would be filled with all the fullness of God, which leads to spiritual maturity. Not only do I ask this of God for my brother alone, but also for all members of Christ’s body. Amen!