I don’t consider myself a movie critic. When I watch a movie, I do so to be entertained. Rarely do I notice camera angles or special effects. I’m too busy watching the story and waiting to see what happens next. I love to be motivated or inspired (a la 42), to laugh (a la […]Read more "Believe Me"
Note: I wrote this for publication before the NFL and its players were in the headlines. However, I feel that it’s especially timely now. Domestic violence is no respecter of age, economic status, race or educational achievement. Fortunately, the gospel applies just as universally. In situations where hope seems lost, where evil seems to be winning, […]Read more "How the Gospel Applies to Domestic Violence"
As I walked past a construction area, I briefly caught the smell of cut lumber. It immediately transported me back to my childhood. My parents had an addition built on to the first house I ever lived in. Though I only carry a handful of memories from that house, the smell of cut lumber is […]Read more "When God Forgets"
Newsflash: your marriage is not about you! It’s not about procreation, although that happens. It’s not about happily ever after, as you well know if you’ve been married more than a couple of weeks. It’s not even about having a life partner who will take care of you when you’re old. Marriage is an allegory, […]Read more "The Gospel and Marriage: Why Marriage Isn’t About You or Your Spouse"
“Life just sucks.” She tried to control the emotion in her voice over the phone, but the tremor gave her away. “Yep. Sometimes it does.” I couldn’t argue with her. We live in a broken world, and sometimes that brokenness just sucks. With the effects of generations and generations of humanity’s sin, it’s no wonder. When […]Read more "When Life Sucks…"
What role, if any, does trust play in having/attaining peace? Do they go hand in hand? Can you have one without the other? Curious to know what people think… This was the Facebook status for a friend of mine recently. She poses an interesting question. You cannot have shadows without light. You cannot have gravity […]Read more "Peace and Trust"
Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. Psalm 143:8 It’s no secret that I dislike mornings. The only thing I see they have going for them are breakfast and donut shops, sunrises and […]Read more "The Gospel and Mornings"
I’m convinced that all women experience a wardrobe crisis at least once in their lives. (Insert disclaimer about first world problems here. #America) Whether it’s the freshman 15, baby weight or just life in general, there comes a time when you feel like you have nothing to wear. For the sake of my gentlemen readers, […]Read more "The Gospel and Wardrobe Crises"
I recently attended a new small group for the first time. Before I walked up to the host’s front door, I had to give myself a little pep talk in the car. “Just smile. That’s all you have to do this time. Smile.” Being an introvert means having an aversion to walking into a room […]Read more "What’s Your Legacy?"
If you have a Facebook account and have somehow managed to miss all the Buzzfeed quizzes, the title of this post may be lost on you. I happen to enjoy the quizzes, even though it’s obvious they have zero authority, no research to back them and are written by amateurs who have yet to learn […]Read more "Which Day of the Week Are You?"