Tag: TRUTH

The Chaos of Christmas

“…it’s the most wonderful time of the year!” In many ways, Christmas in America begins the day after Thanksgiving. We have barely put away the leftover turkey before our thoughts turn to shopping, Christmas trees and party planning. What should be a time of reflection and continued thanksgiving, turns to hurried accomplishments to be checked…

Simple Truth. Complex Faith.

I am the thorn in His crown. The splinter in His thumb. That tag that is constantly rubbing, and the child that seems to always be whining. And He loves me anyway. I was talking to a young woman recently who had been processing the gospel message: We have all sinned against a Holy God.…

When Your Faith Needs a New Perspective

I don’t like the spotlight. I have always been a wallflower and would rather be in the background than center-stage.  Being a pastor’s wife doesn’t always accommodate my insecurities, so learning to accept being uncomfortable has been a journey that started long ago… I can still remember squirming in my seat as a young girl…

Do The Next Thing

The words jumped out at me from the page. “Do the next thing.” As simple as this phrase might seem, some days life can stop us in our tracks.  Whether we are struggling physically–or emotionally hanging on by a thread, our minds can be overcome by a sense of futility. “I’ll never (be/do/accomplish that)… so…

Faith Alone

In my journey through every book of the Bible, I come to Galatians and see clearly that it is a book about freedom.  Not political freedom, but something much more life-changing:  Spiritual freedom.  Paul writes this letter to first century Christians who were struggling with the idea of ‘faith alone’.  These believers were trusting in…