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?
I get all kinds of ideas while walking through Target. Things just jump out at me like you wouldn't believe. Recently it's been the vast array of 'kindness' merch in their dollar section. Cute mugs and cups, napkins and cups all reminding us to be kinder people. The kindness campaign is out in full force. … Continue reading Narcissistic Meanies
"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
Yesterday, our country celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of nonviolent activism. Today, many are celebrating the "birthday" of the Supreme Court's legalization of abortion on demand. The irony of posting "happy birthday" to Roe v. Wade is lost on many it seems, but I digress. Regardless, we stand … Continue reading Unhappy Birthday Roe v. Wade!
Something I get asked fairly often is "how do I get to the point where I actually want to spend time in the Word and enjoy it?" My short answer is probably frustrating and redundant: "by spending more time in the Word." As Christians, we know that we are supposed to be familiar with what God says to us. We accept the authority the scriptures, their place in history and their effect on human events. Most of us … Continue reading On Studying Well
Break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he comes and rain righteousness upon you. –Hosea 10:12 I'm no farmer, so I looked up the exact meaning of the word fallow in the dictionary after coming across this verse. It means land that is unseeded, unsown, idle or obsolete. It's … Continue reading Fear and Hustling
Reading backwards through the Psalms this morning... does anyone else have that habit of flipping through a magazine from back to front? It probably means something weird psychologically, I don't know. I noticed some neat things when I read them from the bottom up: "The Lord will perfect that which concerns me." 138:8 "I have … Continue reading For The Simple Folk