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Picking The Weeds

"If I could just... -Figure out (A,B,C) -Follow through on (all the goals) -Get (so and so) to (do such and such) -Perform (certain action) and receive (certain result) Does this sound familiar? I'm realizing the deeper I go and the more I grow with Jesus just how deeply ingrained these law-abiding beliefs are in… Continue reading Picking The Weeds

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Drifting

  "People do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline… Continue reading Drifting

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Hustling Ourselves To Death

"Are we really this empty?" I find myself asking that question a lot lately. Check the trending headlines or your social media and you'll see it: we are a culture grasping at straws for the next thing to come and soothe us, define us, entertain us or empower us. If you aren't "hustling", you're not getting… Continue reading Hustling Ourselves To Death

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Those Adult Coloring Books Though…

Image Credit: Patheos.com  “Love without truth is sentimentality; it supports and affirms us but keeps us in denial about our flaws. Truth without love is harshness; it gives us information but in such a way that we cannot really hear it. God's saving love in Christ, however, is marked by both radical truthfulness about who… Continue reading Those Adult Coloring Books Though…

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What costs nothing is worth nothing

"There is a common, worldly kind of Christianity in this day, which many have, and they think they have enough - a cheap Christianity which offends nobody and requires no sacrifice - which costs nothing and is worth nothing." J.C. Ryle When the Pope visited the US recently, one of the funniest headlines I read… Continue reading What costs nothing is worth nothing