Another weekend has passed, another Sunday, day one hundred and something since we were told to hunker down and stay out of church. Here in our neck of the woods, our church is still closed. Privately, we've gotten together with friends for some backyard worship, we've of course done things on our own in our … Continue reading Shuddered Churches, Open Anarchy
As I finally sit down to hash out some words, I feel like an oversaturated sponge that has been soaking for too long and needs to be wrung out. At the same time, I'm just as exhausted as everyone else with all the incoming news and updates from the front. It feels like little grenades … Continue reading The Gospel Isn’t Patronizing
"The desire for man to feel right in the world. This is the goal that so many are working toward, and why so many are discarding the relationships and careers and obligations that they see as holding them back, as they press on, trying to become the best version of themselves that they can be, … Continue reading Inward or Upward?
I'm at the point in my motherhood journey where the cutesy stuff just isn't cutting it anymore. My kids are in high school and middle school now and that naive, innocent phase, as much as it stings my heart, is over. The world expands more and more each passing year and there's not a darn … Continue reading Pray For Them
"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
"Lets talk like Christians. Lets talk about fellowship and rest. Let's talk about serving God and others. Let's talk about thinking others are more important than yourself. Your time in the Word is not self-care, it is obedience. Having a coffee is not self-care, it is something to thank God for. The selfish bus is … Continue reading Self Care Shenanigans
"A mob of secular Puritans..." I read that phrase this morning in a Wall Street Journal article and it really struck a chord with me. It was a write up on the recent hysteria over the fact that the Vice President's wife, Karen Pence, works at a Christian school that is... well... Christian. This past week has … Continue reading Secular Puritains
"Oh be careful little eyes what you see... be careful little ears what you hear... be careful little hands what you do... be careful little feet where you go... be careful little mouth what you say... there's a Father up above and He's looking down in love... so be careful little eyes what you see..." … Continue reading Rejecting and Reinterpreting
We behaved with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God. 2 Corinthians 1:12 November days can be dreary. The world seems like a foggy and grey place as well. The past few days we find ourselves in a familiar cycle of shock, sadness and general confusion. We dig … Continue reading Joy Is Our Default Setting
"As we study the holiness of God, we shall see in increasing clearness how, like fire, it repels and attracts, how it combines into one His infinite distance and His infinite nearness. But the distance will be that which comes out first and most strongly. The sense of sin, of unfitness for God's presence, is the … Continue reading Is Holiness A Turn-Off?