There is an incredible truth that has become so real recently. Something I struggled to grasp for years. Something that I caught hold of at times, but that other times eluded me. Something that has finally made it from my head to my heart for good. This changed my life, you guys. Are you ready for … Continue reading There’s something you need to know…
There’s a chest in the living room. It’s fairly small and a bit scratched and dented. On its top sits a beige table lamp and, sometimes, some coasters. Most visitors probably don't even notice it. But it has a special story. Years ago, in the early part of my mid-twenties, I became friends with a young man at … Continue reading The Wooden Chest
My daughter spotted it first, clinging to a wall beside an old railway track. “Look, Mom,” she called excitedly. “Look what I found!” It was just a common grasshopper. Nothing special. But as I bent close, I could see its leg quiver, hear a chirping sound. It’s called stridulation—when the inside of a male’s rear … Continue reading The Most Humble of Things
I got a lot of feedback from my last post. Many people live in the hard stage of waiting. I’ve been there, believe me. So today, I want to share how I almost messed it all up. No one likes to be vulnerable about their mess-ups. Sometimes, however, I think that people need to hear. … Continue reading The time I almost messed it all up…
I've been thinking about the singles lately. Maybe it’s because there have been several engagements and weddings in the church. Or maybe it’s because we prayed for all the single people during a Saturday night service a few weeks ago. About that… The pastor who was preaching that night said something along the lines of, “We need to pray that … Continue reading Praying for Mr. Right
We live in a society in which the global church is increasingly adopting “progressive Christianity”. Here’s the thing. Progressive thinking becomes regressive thinking when we become so focused on promoting love that we forget truth. According to the Bible, love needs truth in order to be effective. It’s the truth that sets us free. The church might throw out a lifeline of love but if love is not anchored by truth then we are all just hopelessly drifting. If that doesn’t break your heart, nothing will.
This year, instead of the usual chocolate advent calendar, my children are counting down to Christmas with acts of kindness. Why? Because Christmas is about our Savior first and foremost. It's so much more than presents, so much more than toys. I want our children to really understand this. To be selfless. And to fall deeply in love with Jesus as they learn … Continue reading Christmas Kindness Countdown: Week One … AND a Giveaway!
It began with a phone call. I had landed an interview for an absolutely amazing job. After I got off the phone, however, I walked into the bathroom and looked at my reflection. This is the opportunity of a lifetime, I thought. But there is NO WAY that I can go to an interview looking … Continue reading Modern Day Cinderella
The wooden pews in the sanctuary and the grey stacking chairs in the overflow room were full. The crowd spanned several generations and many denominations and yet, as we rose to our feet to sing, we stood together as one body. In Christ alone my hope is found He is my light my strength my … Continue reading Confidently into Glory
I was thinking today about a woman I used to work with ... Let's call her "Brenda". Brenda was not very outgoing. She wouldn't say hi when she passed you in the hallway. She wouldn't smile when she saw you in the lunch room. She kept her head down at all times and, if she … Continue reading Beyond the Great Wall