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
I love the variety in life, don’t you? As they say, variety is the spice adding flavor to our years. I'm thankful God made the world full of rich diversity. The various colors, plants, animals, insects, landscapes, sunsets, cloud formations, temperatures, etc., give us a wonderful and fascinating planet to enjoy. Art reflects the artist, … Continue reading What Fall Can Teach Us About Death And New Life
Our sorrows are all, like ourselves, mortal. There are no immortal sorrows for immortal souls. They come, but blessed be God, they also go. Like birds of the air, they fly over our heads. But they cannot make their abode in our souls. We suffer today, but we shall rejoice tomorrow. Charles Spurgeon Suffering and … Continue reading Three Things To Remember When Suffering Comes
I consider involuntary slavery, a never-failing fountain of the grossest immorality, and one of the deepest sources of human misery; it hangs like the mantle of night over our republic, and shrouds its rising glories. I sincerely pity the man who tinges his hand in the unhallowed thing that is fraught with the tears, and … Continue reading Abortion, Racism, And Why Every Life Matters