Do all things in love. When it is love that compels us to do right, then we do right. When it is guilt that drives us, we push back. Nobody wants to be guilted into right living, right decisions, right choices. God does not lay guilt on us - instead, He took the guilt on… Continue reading No Guilt in Love
A message from a friend: I am hurting today. A phone call: I am tired... I don't know how much longer I can do this. A social media post that silently screams, Someone, anyone, please love me. It's all around, and truth be told, we are all hurting in some way. Peace, my friend. He… Continue reading You’re gonna be ok
My mouth. Ohhh, my mouth. When I was a little girl, my grandma taught me how to use a needle and thread; how I wish I could take a needle and thread and use it to sew up my own pie-hole. Yes, my very own open trap that doesn’t seem to know when to keep… Continue reading Just… Shut Up.
I could see the tears welling up in her eyes as I scolded her: “How many times have I told you not to do that?? We go through this every day! Over and over, I ask you not to do this, yet the behavior continues, and you get in trouble, every time! When are you… Continue reading When Your Heart is Weary, But You Still Have to Forgive
Jesus told a story once. It was about a woman, who we will call Ann. Ann was a typical Christian woman. She did what she was supposed to do, married, raised a family, went to church, sang in the choir, worked in the nursery, and gave one tenth of her family's income in the offering… Continue reading I Never Knew You
A post I shared recently on Facebook really offended some people, more because of the title than anything else. The title of the post, written by somebody else, was, "I Don't Want to Be a Christian Anymore." I have gotten some private questions, and let me clarify – I am not leaving the faith, and… Continue reading Be Careful – You Might Get Dirty