After graduating from Bible college and seminary, my husband Andrew and I stayed in touch with many of our friends—people with whom we dreamed of and prepared for ministry. Within a matter of years, however, many of our friends had left ministry indefinitely. These are not all sad stories—some have felt a call by God … More 6 Questions to Consider if You’re Called to Full Time Ministry
Social media can be a great tool for building and sustaining relationships. It’s pretty incredible that we’re able to connect with friends and family who live all over the world right from our phones! However, when on social media, we all know that it is impossible to escape being bombarded by other people’s beliefs. Recently, … More 3 Popular Phrases We Should Rethink
It is hard for me to admit that my kiddos are not always the problem. Its hard to admit that sometimes my own sin affects their behavior and could have long term devastating effects if not dealt with. My parents strongly believed that one of the best things a parent can say to a … More Our Laziness Will Make or Break our Children
James 3 refers to the tongue as a fire; “a world of evil among the parts of the body…it corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire and is itself set on fire by Hell.” “Those who consider themselves religious yet do not keep a tight reign on their tongue … More Prayer Chain Gossip
Hello Everyone!! For those of you who have faithfully read my blog over the years, thank you so much! I definitely plan on continuing to blog, but you might have noticed the blogs are coming a little less frequently lately. Here’s why. My husband and I have been praying for direction for me for … More Why I’m Stepping Back Slightly From Blogging
I was 12 when my parents pulled a packet of bright yellow papers out of a drawer and placed them in front of me. My young eyes fell onto the pages filled with verses, and fill in the blanks as Mom and Dad slowly and lovingly led me through a study about what communion … More Communion: Sacred or Snack?
Finding oneself and “knowing who you are” is of utmost value in America. We’re told the same message from infancy in animated movies, songs in adolescence and even prestigious institutions; “follow you heart”, “Love yourself”, “be you”, and “don’t ever change who you are.” You often hear of people having what is called an identity … More The Idol of Identity-America’s Anxious Pursuit of Self