A Quick Thought on Friendship

There can be no true friendship where there is no respect. Respect seems like such a funny word, but it’s the correct one! If we don’t respect the character or conviction of the people we call our friends, an honest and open relationship is darn near impossible. I am thankful to have a few women…

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are bad and fake food is good; where we advocate for murderers instead of their victims; where truth is considered outdated and delusions are celebrated; where God-given freedoms…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…

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,…

Making a Joyful Noise

Last night I dreamed a parade of solemn, angry protesters was marching through my neighborhood. As they came around the bend and got closer, I could read the signs they held in tight, unmovable fists. They were Christians. And they were, quite literally, mad at the world. I remember thinking to myself as they trudged…

Family Matters

We’ve started watching “Little House on the Prairie” with Audrey. She has loved the first couple books in the series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, so we thought the show might bring some of the stories to life. We’re enjoying it! It’s wholesome and educational and sweet; the true story of a family who pulling together…