The country feels like it’s at war with itself again. The last two years have seen no shortage of issues that cause people to be angry, and they feel the need to shout about it—either online or in a public square waving a sign. While my own heart rejoiced and sighed with relief to hear… Continue reading Now Is the Time
The other morning, I read a quote about motherhood on Pinterest. And my heart broke a little because of the ache within it to carry out that quote. In quiet desperation, I cried out to the Lord, “Why can’t that be me right now? I would give anything to pour my heart and soul into… Continue reading Until the Assignment Changes
Recently there’s been a push by conservatives to ban certain children’s/young adult books from libraries and school libraries. And of course, the left is pushing right back, saying kids and teens need access to these books. If you haven’t heard of some of these books, you can read about the top ten most challenged books… Continue reading It Does Matter What the Children are Reading
One of the things I love best about my favorite book character, Anne Shirley, is how she always talks about having “scope for the imagination.” A tree in its white array of spring bloom, a meeting of a new kindred spirit, the dawning of a new day – all of these held endless possibilities for… Continue reading Don’t Waste Your Imagination
Originally written for the Good Friday service at Christ Community Bible Church in Arlington, Texas. His hour had come at last. The hour that all creation had been waiting for Since the woman first sank her teeth into A morsel of fruit And plunged the world into death and decay. This was the… Continue reading A Beautiful and Scandalous Night
“But as for me, my prayer is to You, O LORD. At an acceptable time, O God, In the abundance of Your steadfast Love answer me in Your Saving faithfulness.” Psalm 69:13 My prayer is to You – Not my wistful fancies. My prayer is to You – Not the sly imposters. … Continue reading When Will the Acceptable Time Come?
Recently, as our church has been studying 1 John, we’ve discussed the difference between “making a practice of sinning” and “practicing righteousness.” Those who are true believers will pursue a continual and habitual lifestyle of righteousness instead of sin, since 1 John 3:9 says, “No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for… Continue reading A Battle Plan for Killing Sin
(Much of this content first appeared in a seminar I gave in spring 2018 entitled “Redeemed Womanhood: An Alternative to Cultural Feminism.” You can see the rest of the content in these blog posts on “Why I’m Not a Feminist …”, “Does the Answer to a Woman’s Identity Crisis Lie in Her Career?”, and “Should… Continue reading Submission: A Dirty Word or a Path to Fulfillment?
“I don’t want to save the world,” she whispered, “I just want to make it a little more beautiful.” “Well, isn’t that cliché?” the cynic might ask in response. “Doesn’t she know about all the hurt and pain going on in the world right now? How could making a little part of the world more… Continue reading Make the World a Little More Beautiful
As I have been working through my Covenant Study this year (see this post for more details), I’ve been spending a week at a time exploring each of the things I said I “vowed” to do in my covenant walk with Christ. One of those things was that I wanted to grow in my understanding… Continue reading The Love of God is Not Permissive