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
When life hits hard, it hurts. A death, a sickness, a tragedy. Life is raw, our world is broken and death is a reality. Those are the facts. Amidst the pain that inevitably comes with each and every life, I want to issue a challenge to all of us. It is so very easy to … More Resolved: To allow my beliefs to be dictated not by emotion but by the Word of God.
I will never forget pulling away from a leprosy colony in Southern India the summer of 2003. I was 13 then and had just helped my family conduct a worship service for a couple dozen Christians in the colony. As our car bumped along the terrifyingly narrow, one-lane mountain road, I vividly remember looking … More Thank God I’ve Got Fingers and Toes
Everyone wants to know their life matters. We all want to know we’re going to make an impact-that it matters that we were here on this earth. I am now nearing the end of my twenties and the fantastic fact that I am not immortal has finally caught up with me. With marriage and kids … More Am I Making My Life Count? – a self check
The New City Catechism was introduced to Andrew and I at the Gospel Coalition Conference in Indianapolis, IN in April 2017. This new Catechism was propelled into print by The Gospel Coalition, Redeemer Presbyterian Church (Pastor: Tim Keller), and Crossway. Catechisms are simply Christian doctrine put into a short, concise question and answer format. They … More Catechism; of days gone by or a timeless discipline?
I have had people tell me it is okay to get angry with God-that it is even okay to cuss God out: “He knows what you feel anyways”, and “He’s your friend; be honest with Him; it’s what He wants.” Come as you are, right? Is that right? Is it okay for me to get angry … More Is Anger with God Sin?- What does the Bible have to say?
Stacy Hanna, what are you thinking?! How could you possibly deprive your child from the classic childhood experience of Santa Clause–It goes hand-in-hand with being a kid. Kids need to experience magic, make believe and wonder. I understand this can come as a shock. I know so many people who look back on their childhood … More Karaline, There is no Santa Claus
Andrew and I have a precious little nine month old daughter. She’s got the cutest wrist rolls, the softest, most kissable cheeks, and brings more joy and frustration into our lives than we ever imagined possible. 🙂 I was browsing through some of our pictures last week from when she was a newborn and had … More Take some time to just “be” with your kids today.
There are a lot of different views held within the church; some things aren’t worth arguing over and really need to be left alone. I think we can all say a big “amen” to that. But others, if left alone, will slowly start decaying the very fabric of our church and our faith. Black and … More Women’s High Calling in Ministry