It’s a good thing this isn’t baseball: God doesn’t count you as “out” even after three strikes!
I have been trying to consider this one simple statement. I admit, it’s easier to love inward, but it’s far better to love outward. That is where the world is changed.
And I am not foolish enough to worship the creation, but I am wise enough to worship the Creator who shows Himself to the created in the creation. And oh, how my soul sings with gratitude for this very reflection…
Winter is over. Spring is here. This may be true of the calendar year, but it is also true of my heart. Cold days still happen in spring, but the hope remains. I’m no longer buried under dark gloomy skies, but now I’m in a season where it just keeps getting better. More and more layers of the winter are being removed from my life, and new growth keeps occurring.
Spring has sprung in more ways than one.
What does Jesus look like today? Amazingly, Jesus didn’t reveal himself to me as the expert theologian, the master preacher, the mother-Theresa type of person like so many would expect.
Backwards Living: The more I think of me, the less happy I feel. The more I think I deserve this, then I realize I also deserve that too! The more I think of my own wants, the less I think of others. It’s a vicious cycle, isn’t it?
Who are you in the Christmas Story? What character from the infamous story do you see yourself as?
The book of Luke tells of Jesus’ birth in great detail. After Mary gives birth to Jesus and lays him in the manger, the story moves onto the shepherds in the field, saying: “That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appearedContinue reading “The Miracle of the Shepherds”
On my last birthday I turned 31. My mother didn’t whip out the old family photo album to show me photos of my infancy, or tell me stories about her decision to have me, or her pregnancy cravings. Instead, she (and others) celebrated who I am today: a 31 year old woman that is marriedContinue reading “The Disservice of the Baby in the Manger”
Somewhere along the way I fell so deeply in love with Jesus that I couldn’t imagine not getting to worship him. I do it on my own often, but there is something different about corporate worship. Something different about hearing a multitude of other’s singing worship and praises too.
God is the God of the universe, He can handle your anger. Go ahead and tell Him. Tell Him why you’re angry. Tell Him why you feel betrayed. Tell Him why your upset and let Him work through that. You will never resolve anything by hiding the truth from God.
Christianity doesn’t just still matter, it matters even more in a world starved of true freedom and hungry for authoritative truth. Now more than ever, we need to help the broken find redemption, and the one true voice they are starving to hear.
When it seems like there is so much darkness around us, how can we ever conquer evil?
Offer the Other Cheek? Why would Jesus tell us to do that when someone has slapped us already? How can we understand what Jesus teaches us about being insulted?
Creation. Humans. Forgiveness. The Cross. None of these things had to happen, so why did they?
Why Guarded Hearts? What is the point, and what’s with the verse?
An open letter for my babies about my honest imperfections, and the hope that I can still point them to the one who is perfect.
Learning to live well, while you can!
Reflections from 20 to 30 on how much God can change a heart!
In the wake of Hugh Hefner’s death, social media was truly missing the point..