Evil Doesn’t Win

Evil doesn’t win. Maybe you’re as discouraged as I am right now: wondering how to get off this train to crazy town; a place in which farms are bad and fake food is good; where we advocate for murderers instead of their victims; where truth is considered outdated and delusions are celebrated; where God-given freedoms…

No Idea Whatsoever.

I have no idea why God picked me. I’ve never felt like anyone’s first choice; ever since I was little. And a lot of people have reinforced that feeling over the years. And, worse, I’ve agreed with them! Do you remember the Seinfeld episode where George Kostanza said he didn’t want to be a part…

The Choice That Matters Most

“Two things are true: One there’s a God, and two: It ain’t you.” The lyrics above popped into my head this morning but I can’t remember what artist penned them- let me know if you know! Anyway, they fit perfectly with what I wanted to talk about the today. When Christians do something as crazy…

Sinfluencers

We’ve got a huge problem in the church. And, no, it’s not the sodium content at the potlucks. It’s an astonishing lack of discernment. And I’m afraid it will lead to a great many walking away from God altogether. I see it in the “likes” and reposts on social media. Some of the smartest, kindest,…

You Lost?

The internet is quite the angry place this week. Some of the arguments are like this: “We should be able to murder children in the womb because they will all just be killed by a mass shooter at school if they’re allowed to live now.”..or… “There’s a temporary baby formula shortage right now so obviously…

Relatable ≠ Reliable

You might be a false teacher if: • You are the star of your “ministry.” • The beliefs and “theology” you teach contradict God’s. • You not only refuse to condemn sin; you applaud it. • You exalt certain passages of Scripture but ignore or reject the ones you don’t personally agree with. •You teach…

Heart to Heart

I tend to poke the bear when I write. I know I do. I’ve been muted and unfollowed and unfriended by countless acquaintances and also, sadly, by people I love. And I’ve asked myself what I’m doing wrong. And then when I think carefully through what I write, and why I write, I find nothing…

Enough

Many peoples’ belts are a little tighter these days, and not just from the Crunch & Munch Buttery Toffee Popcorn found in the dollar section at the Dollar General off of Mountain Road. Prices may fluctuate a bit, but they are trending higher and higher. Most people I talk to are saying they’re finding it…

Life Hack #1

It’s cool these days to say that Christianity is stupid and oppressive. But I say the opposite is true. I say if you reject the Bible’s teachings; if you you divorce your life from the One who created it; you are in for a world of hurt and bitter disappointment; if not in this life,…

Being Invested (Or: There Will Be Poo)

Every evening, right before dusk, a family of bluebirds flits over from wherever they’ve been all day into our backyard to eat dinner. Mom, dad, and fledglings perch on top of Audrey’s swing-set to eat after pecking around in the garden. There’s also some purple finches and last night I was surprised by an American…