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"
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"
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?"
It’s Holy Week, the week approaching my favorite holiday. As I think back on what Jesus was doing on this day all those years ago, I find Him living out the gospel even before His work on earth was finished. If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, how would you spend your last […]Read more "Maundy Thursday"
If you saw the title of this post and assumed I would tell you a warm-hearted story about how I shared the gospel with the cashier of the grocery store, you were wrong. Sure. I interacted with cashiers and other people in the check-out line with me. But from their perspective, I was no different […]Read more "Grocery Shopping and The Gospel"
A friend recently told me the story of a little boy who ran out of church to find his mother. He was visibly distraught and could barely speak. When he finally located his mother, she did what she could to calm him down. He tried to tell her what was wrong, but he was so […]Read more "Kids, Faith, Floods and Baby Jesus"
As Jesus’ last week progressed, it became more and more obvious He wasn’t messing around. He’d already thrown the money changers out of the temple (with whips and some furniture moving, so to speak) and cursed a fig tree. Now He took aim at the Pharisees and Sadducees. Woes When I was a little girl, […]Read more "Woes, Wow and a Widow"
This week is holy week for Christians. It is the week we set aside to remember the last days of Jesus before He was crucified. Beginning with Palm Sunday and ending with Resurrection morning, this is by far my favorite holiday. However, like many holidays, it has been tweaked, adjusted, watered down and secularized. Rabbits, […]Read more "How Christians Have Tamed Holy Week"
Since those memorable stormy occasions from my childhood, weather technology has improved and I’ve managed to stay sane through grapefruit sized hailstones falling through the skylights at the local mall, a tornado near a nuclear power plant when I was responsible for five teenagers’ lives and I watched on television as a tornado ripped through […]Read more "Storms Pt. 3"