🌟Did you know that you are not obligated (by kindness or Christian charity or compassion) to “wrestle” with passages of Scripture just because you know people who don’t want to obey them? Or even because you don’t want to obey them?! It’s true! Seeking to understand God’s Word is a good thing! Seeking to get… Continue reading Wrestling
When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, "Do you want to be made well?" The sick man answered Him, "Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; someone else always… Continue reading Do You Want To Be Well?
"The challenge before us then, is not merely to do what God says because He is God, but to desire what God says because He is good. The challenge is not merely to pursue righteousness, but to prefer righteousness. The challenge is to get up in the morning and prayerfully meditate on the Scriptures until… Continue reading The Real Deal
"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?
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