I have invited actual discourse on the issues people may disagree with me on. That is not an invitation for argument but for a conversation on the matters. Arguments accomplish nothing except generally proving someone is a jerk.
Right now, it feels shameful to say that I’m a Christian. Not because I am doing something wrong but because the meaning of this word “Christian” has become a negative tag-word for politicians to draw in flocks of followers for their votes.
There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his. – Hebrews 4:9-10 There are some days when helping those we care for just plain hurts. We’re exhausted, cranky, have physical pain or illness, and we justContinue reading “A Sabbath for Caregivers”
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things. – Philippians 4:8 Some mornings, when I look at my husband and know it’s going to be one of those days, IContinue reading “All the Lovely Things”
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you… –I Peter 5:7 We can’t save the world. Or at least, that’s what I’m told. I sure try, though. Every friend, every loved one who shares a struggle, a burden, a pain or a sorrow magically becomes my responsibility. And if you’re taking careContinue reading “Cast Your Burdens on Him”
But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. – Luke 5:16 Sometimes, I have a hard time making space and time for my own relationships, particularly my relationship with God. It’s easy to get caught up in helping loved ones, making sure they have everything they need. The list of things I can doContinue reading “Take a Walk With Jesus”
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. – Galatians 5:1 My whole life, I’ve been taught that you must read your Bible and pray every single day if you want to be like Jesus. IContinue reading “If You Can’t Always Pray, That’s Okay”