"And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense … Continue reading Still Offended By Goodness
"Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth." Genesis 11:4 I read the story of the Tower of Babel and I can't help but wonder "who amongst these … Continue reading Children of (Dis)obedience
The supermarket Peeps are out. This can only mean one thing: on to the next religious/commercial season! In about a week, Catholics and some Christians will observe Ash Wednesday and begin the season of Lent, a time of remembering the wilderness journey of Jesus and His ultimate sacrifice for us. Much like Advent, Lent is … Continue reading To Lent… Or Not To Lent?
"If you must choose between Bible and breakfast, choose Bible, and grab an energy bar. Then plan better. Man shall not live by bread alone." John Piper This really made me chuckle, but if you know anything about John Piper, he is not kidding about that breakfast bar. He wrote an entire book about not wasting your … Continue reading The Beauty of Smallness
One of my favorite books as a teen was the classic Christian allegory Hinds Feet On High Places by Hannah Hurnard. It's the story of a little girl named Much-Afraid, who lives in the Valley of Humiliation with her family The Fearings... they plague her existence with their negativity. The aunt who raised her is called Mrs. … Continue reading Dismal Forebodings
"At that time there was no king in Israel. People did whatever they felt like doing." (Judges 21:25) This is the last verse in the book of Judges. I read it and turned the page to see what came next, but that's it: there was no king and the people just did whatever they wanted. … Continue reading Human Altars, Life Mottos, and Beth Moore
Does anyone else receive a weekly binging alert on your phone telling you to how much screen time you've averaged the past seven days? What an interesting little development this has been for our family. Humorously and without fail, our entire family receives their stats every week as we drive to church. It becomes of … Continue reading Screen Reports and Endless Distractions