Ever feel stressed like you are in a tight place…that every bit of your brain cells or energy is being used to deal with all that you have to do? I love this verse: “Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy […]
The doorbell rang. I sighed heavily after my kids peeked through the blinds and announced who was at the door. “Kristen” (not her real name) is a neighbor girl who, for the past 3 years, has come to our door asking for a ride to school whenever she misses the school bus. The first year […]
I’ve tried to manufacture my own “divine appointments” before. Yes, I’ve been “that guy” who gives Christianity a bad name, caring more about checking “spiritual conversation” off my to-do list than I care about the person I’m talking to. I’m really trying now not to be “that guy.” So when a real divine appointment shows up, it seems I still have […]
What? I don’t get it. How does cutting back on sweets give me more compassion for others?
OK. I admit it. That headline is a terrible oversimplification. There’s a rather long and winding path from one to the other, but the journey is an interesting one. It’s almost a personal case study of how to find the root cause of a weakness.
“I don’t know why I keep crying!” I said to Steve as I put my head against his chest and he wrapped his arms around me. Something unimaginable had happened, and I was really struggling. For the first day, I was either in tears or near tears all day. Every time I was alone in […]
Oh, yeah. I'm balanced. See, I know lots of people on one side of me with all sorts of rules to follow. You know who I'm talking about - the legalists. On the other side, I see many Christians who seem to have no standards at all. You know them, too - the liberals.
Nice logic, huh?
So your husband wants you to be his accountability partner for his online activity. What does that actually mean? ... The world, the flesh, and the devil are all fighting for the hearts of our men. Pornography is so powerful, and sadly, it is so much more accessible than it used to be.
What happens when someone different walks into church? Someone really different - who doesn't understand our Christianese jargon or the unwritten rituals of our Order Of Service. I've always thought I've been a rather welcoming person, but today I learned something new.
Yes. It’s true. I love sin. Don’t get me wrong – I love God; I really do. Or, at least I’ve convinced myself that I do. But my love for God is imperfect. It’s a weak love — an inconsistent love. And when I’ve been self-focused (Galatians 6:8), when I don’t “retain God in [my] knowledge” […]
If you knew as much as I do about this topic, you’d be madder than… um … well, the maddest thing I can think of. And if you’re not blazin’ mad about it already, then you’re just plain ignorant of the facts. And if you’re still too dumb to realize how right I am, let […]