My brethren We must strive in seminary to Slay The demonic persuasion of Perfection Too many “graduate” Still under the guise that ministry Is about their perfect lives, not the Perfect’s slaughter on a cross. The pulpit is a platform for stardom rather than a sacrificial field for shepherding. Satan wants disciples to ignore their … Continue reading On the Destructive Illusion of Perfection in the Christian Life: A Poem
I know I've had an extended hiatus from writing since February but I hope to be back now with at least some regularity. I turned 26 last week and am writing this short, belated birthday post about my three regrets of the past five years and my three hopes for the next five years. The … Continue reading On Turning 26
Un-mask Coursing. Rushing Fool's heroine running wild through veins Panting The slow build of steady fire, flames sweetly consuming stomach lining. Bidden, begged for Butterflies? Nah, some crazed creature with claws. Tearing resistance away with promised pleasure. Palpable, the color of passion consumes intimate places pulsate Red not the angry kind. Stop. Thoughts screeching. Look … Continue reading A Second Prayer for the Sexually Tempted
"Follow your dreams" If there's one statement that sums up the overall American mindset for the last hundred years, it's that. A relic from our ancestors' "American dream," exalting dreams to a status they neither deserve nor can fulfill is almost in our blood. And for the follower of Christ, dreams must first be submitted … Continue reading Dreams Ought Not be god
Although I will finish several more books before the New Year, I am forging ahead with my list for 2018 which was substantially more difficult than last year's. These are in the chronological order that I read them and not quality order because they appear in such different genres and are so beloved in so … Continue reading Top 9 Books of 2018
This post is likely going to draw some criticism so let me say from the outset that this is not a post against those who home school and it is not bashing homeschooling as "lesser schooling" in any manner. It's simply a request that we find our unity in Christ Jesus, not the way in … Continue reading Homeschooling is Not the Only Way
I wish the instinctive wariness every time I meet a new person or enter a new environment wasn't second nature to me. I don't mean to be suspicious of people (often even my closest friends and mentors) or second-guess their motives. It's awful. But growing up, I had to second guess all motives. Abuse was … Continue reading Following Christ with PTSD
I will never forget the day I watched as a mom intervened with her daughter sharing the Gospel with one of her friends. She's the only one I've ever seen try to dialog about the Gospel in this entire circle of "church" people and you stop her? This event bothers me to this day, years … Continue reading We Leave Gospel-Sharing to Missionaries and Minimal-Risk Mission Trips
I want to begin by saying that I am not shaming you for being single (I am single myself!) but rather pointing out attitudes of the heart that singleness can bring toward marriage that aren't Christ-centered or accurate. #1 You Fear Marriage As I pointed out in my previous article, if fear of anything other … Continue reading Christian, are you Staying Single for the Wrong Reasons?
#1- You're lonely Marriage won't fix it. [Anonymous interrogator]: But how do you know? You're not married. Because taking sinner x sinner does not equal blissful fulfillment except for maybe all of five minutes. If that were true, there would be no lonely married people and no divorces stemming from "unmet needs." You don't have … Continue reading Christian, do you Desire Marriage for the Wrong Reasons?