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
"My oldest son recently became a teenager and I attended a meeting for youth group parents at my church. The leaders said they’d be tackling a myriad of topics this year, ranging from respecting one’s parents to unpacking the transgender phenomenon permeating our local high schools. A parent asked, “What curriculum are you using?” The leader responded, “The … Continue reading The Brains God Gave You
I have a friend who told me a most eye-opening story the other night. She was speaking with a fellow mom who candidly just blurted out how Facebook was making her feel like crap. "Do you ever feel like that?" she asked. When my friend explained she wasn't on any social media and neither were her … Continue reading Rise Up
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
"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!
Been on a bit of a writing break, bear with me while I try and get back into the swing of things! I'll start off today with some classic truth from one of my favorites... The men Jesus chose as His disciples were not exactly the most mature or qualified people for the job at … Continue reading Pure and Bold, Like a Child
This past week I have been all aflutter with the news that the very prominent megachurch duo Joel and Victoria Osteen made some "questionable at best, blasphemous at worst" kind of remarks and, thanks to social media, are being called out on it. For whatever reason, nothing rolls my socks as much as false and … Continue reading Know the Genuine from the Counterfeit