I noticed on 'the Twitter' today that "world mental health day" is trending. For those less inclined to serious topics, it's also "national handbag day", so take your pick. A day for literally everything, because someone started a hashtag. It's fascinating. I'm all for a mental health day though, the world feels positively apocalyptic lately. … Continue reading Hashtag Campaign Or A Sound Mind?
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of one of my personal 'giants' of the faith and great influences, Christian music artist Rich Mullins, who died in a car accident on his way to a benefit concert. If you don't know who he was, give his music, lyrics and writing a try, I … Continue reading A Tribute To My Messed Up Hero
I wasn't planning to go there, but I'm here already so I thought I'd offer up some hopefully encouraging and Biblical thoughts for what feels like a world turned upside-down. I mean it when I say what I desire to bring to the table is some clarity in the confusion, some sanity in the madness … Continue reading When Labels and Safe Places Fail
The following Facebook post by writer Lore Wilbert is bold and strong and necessary, like a much needed shot of espresso on a dreary morning. She speaks with grace and conviction. Dear believers, something precious is getting lost in the shuffle of our ridiculous obsession with popular opinion. We are called to first and foremost … Continue reading Chasing Self Isn’t Brave
I'm re-reading some chapters of the book Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst and was struck this morning by this paragraph in which she addresses our never-ending need to be filled, with something... anything... that satisfies our deepest longings. "If we grasp the full love of Christ, we won't grab at other things to fill us. Or if we … Continue reading Grasping or Grabbing?
"But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace." James 3:17 A few weeks ago, I was walking past my kitchen table and … Continue reading Just A Reminder… He Really, Really Loves Us!
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…