My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.(James 5:19–20) King David sins. In 2 Samuel 11, God records an egregious account from … Continue reading When Fallen Christian Leaders Are Confronted: What We Can Learn From King David
When I was a young girl, I used to be scared there was a monster under my bed. I didn’t want my hand or foot hanging over the side where it could grab me, and if I had to get up in the middle of the night for any reason, I would try to leap … Continue reading God, Make Me Willing
Many people who consider themselves pro-life concerning abortion will make an exception in the case of rape. We are told, and many are convinced, one must make this exception to be a caring person. Rape is horrible violence against women. Rapists should be punished and the victim protected and helped, but when a child is … Continue reading Except In The Case Of Rape: Rethinking Pro-life Exceptions
Nowhere in the Bible does God address a person's body size as sinful or holy. Nowhere. There isn't a single verse dealing with BMI (Body Mass Index), thigh gap, pant size, or numbers on a scale. "Whoa!" you may say. "What about the verses on gluttony?" The idea of gluttony is never used in the … Continue reading Is It A Sin To Be Overweight?
The Christmas holiday is full of fun family traditions: putting up the Christmas tree, listening to our favorite Christmas music, baking treats for neighbors, and purchasing presents for friends and loved ones. I have a few nativities I set out. The nativities are my favorite Christmas decorations because they represent the true meaning of Christmas. … Continue reading Jesus Came At Christmas With An Easter Purpose
Let's be real, suffering hurts! Sometimes, in Christian circles, we can feel pressure to always be happy. A smile plastered across one’s face is supposedly proof of a strong faith or a surrendered heart, as if we aren’t ever to feel sad or disappointed or deeply troubled by the circumstances of our lives. This is … Continue reading Three Anchors for Gratitude In A Season Of Lament
..."Father, if You are willing, take this cup from Me. Yet not My will, but Yours be done.” Then an angel from heaven appeared to Him and strengthened Him. And in His anguish, He prayed more earnestly, and His sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground. Luke 22:42-44 Suffering is life-changing. It feels like a rug being pulled … Continue reading When Suffering Remains: Three Lessons From The Garden Of Gethsemane