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
"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
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
"Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight."--Romans 12:15 Do weddings stir up pain for you or make you uncomfortable? Though my joy overflows for the bride and groom, I usually burst into … Continue reading The Hard Path of Choosing Rejoicing over Envy
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?
So much of our "Christian" (and I use that word very lightly) culture focuses on the moment of conversion and baptism. Both, of course, are important. For believers, the moment we pass from death into life all of our sins--past,present, and future-- are covered by Christ's blood and we are guaranteed eternity with Him. Baptism … Continue reading Daily Confession and Repentance are Sacrificed to our Comfort Zones
That we need self-esteem is one of the greatest lies of the age. And just about everyone is prescribing its poison like candy. But the truth is that looking at ourselves more, relying on our feelings about ourselves more will not solve anything; it will worsen the problem. Because we were not made to live this … Continue reading We Care More about Our Self-Esteem than Esteeming the Most High