Oh Holy Night

Holy. Do you feel the wonder of the vast, starry sky spread out above the stable that night two thousand years ago? All of heaven intently focused on this ramshackle outbuilding, watching as generations-old prophecies took on flesh and breathed his first human breath? Holy. For those of us who aren’t the promised Messiah, holy…

Are You Good?

What image comes to mind when you think of the word “good”? Is it a delicious meal and great conversation with the people you love? Is it taking in a beautiful sunrise with that first cup of coffee in your hand? Is it that dream vacation, or watching your little one sleep so peacefully in…

I Am Loved

“God never closes a door without opening a time portal to 1996”. ~Somewhere in the Bible (Message Version) Last week I vowed to quit wasting my time flirting with Mr. Wrong. There was one great date, and maybe some long-time-coming kissing, but all in all I knew he was not a godly man, despite the…

Christians and Sex

I met a sweet friend for lunch up in Fredericksburg yesterday. We talked about boys and friends and God, and we both expressed sadness over our experiences with churches that tiptoe around sensitive subjects like…sin. We have both seen Christian friends who are living in blatant disregard to God’s commands, and oftentimes these people are…

Guard-rails, bumpers, and airbags

I’m not good at being patient. I hate waiting rooms. Long lines make me die a little inside. Slow loading time on Facebook? Ain’t nobody got time for that. I want what I want when I want it. Now would be terrific. If you are an instant gratification junkie like I am, the following eight…