Lamentations (5)

As this short book comes to a close, I want to remind you that it’s ok to grieve. It’s ok to feel anger. It’s ok to feel hurt. It’s ok to cry. It’s ok. You can feel those things. You can express all of that to God. God is big enough to handle it. WhenContinue reading “Lamentations (5)”

Lamentations (4)

There’s a line in chapter 3 of Lamentations that I’ll be revisiting when I write about Haggai because the two correlate so well. The line is this: Let’s take a good look at the way we’re living and reorder our lives under God. I’ll get to that in a few days, but for now, let’s diveContinue reading “Lamentations (4)”

Lamentations (3)

After two and a half chapters of lament, it’s nice to finally get a break. But before we get to the break, I have to quote a couple lines from the start of Lamentations 3: He turned me into a skeleton of skin and bones, then broke the bones… He locked me up in deepContinue reading “Lamentations (3)”

2021 Recap

***LONG POST ALERT BUT WORTH THE READ***Laughing as I look at this memory (picture above) because it was borderline prophetic. Eight years ago, I found myself on Donald Miller‘s website as an advertisement. He was running Storyline Conferences (before StoryBrand was a thing for businesses), and I was a wandering, aimless, millennial. I had aContinue reading “2021 Recap”

New Book Alert! On The John – A Devotional for Dads

My newest book, “On The John: A Devotional for Dads” is live on Amazon! WOOHOO!!! I’m also doing a promo around it. Here are the details: The Kindle version is live and free today. Just go to Amazon and search “Omer Redden On The John Devotional,” and it should come up. I’d give you theContinue reading “New Book Alert! On The John – A Devotional for Dads”

Lamentations (2)

It’s tough to talk about grief and sorrow. It doesn’t come naturally for most of us. But I wanted to take a minute to share a few of the lines here in chapter 2 of Lamentations. In my mind, it perfectly describes the physical state of suffering: The elders of Daughter Zion sit silent onContinue reading “Lamentations (2)”

Lamentations (1)

This is one of those books often overlooked in the Old Testament. I think part of it has to do with the genre, and I think part of it has to do with how short it is. It’s just easy to skip over. When I mention the genre, what I’m referencing is the title ofContinue reading “Lamentations (1)”