Heart to Heart

No Guilt in Love

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

Heart to Heart

A Penny for Your Thoughts

I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you.  ~John 14:18 Tonight, my heart hurts. My soul is weary. The fight is real. I would wager that many of you are here tonight, too; Because how many of us fight a secret struggle, deep in the recesses of our hearts, That nobody knows… Continue reading A Penny for Your Thoughts

Heart to Heart · Worship and Christian Living

The Church of the Extremities, and other silly names

I am asking for grace as I write on this subject. Grace and understanding from those who shepherd His sheep. Pretty please – don’t crucify me by correcting my faulty theology, or hate me if you feel like I have mentioned you. I am going to be honest, but I will do my best to… Continue reading The Church of the Extremities, and other silly names

Heart to Heart · Worship and Christian Living

If We’re Honest

The faithful among us… the strong, the stout-hearted – how I admire and envy their stolidity, their strength, their unwavering belief in the face of the worst situations, the most devastating diagnoses, the most painful abandonments. You know somebody like this, I’m sure – someone who, no matter what happens, their immediate response is, “Yes,… Continue reading If We’re Honest

Worship and Christian Living

Worship: This is Not a Stage – It’s a Battleground

There is much debate these days as to what style of worship is "best," about staying away from entertainment and trying to be more authentic, about steering away from trying to please the masses, and more toward simply trying to please the heart of God. While all of this is good and necessary debate, there… Continue reading Worship: This is Not a Stage – It’s a Battleground