I hate messes. I tell my children every night before they go to bed to straighten up their rooms. Dirty clothes go in the hamper. Shoes go in the closet. Toys go to their designated spots. The kids don’t like it. But, it’s important that they form this habit. We all know that it will benefit […]Read More What To Do With That Spiritual Clutter
Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. Luke 6:22 | NIV In recent news, not covered by Mainstream Media, hundreds of Christians are being arrested, tortured and murdered just because they follow Christ and refuse to […]Read More If You’re Not Hated for Being a Christian You’re Not Doing it Right
“But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.” 1 Corinthians 7:2 That verse right there stands in stark contrast to the worldly notion that sex should be explored with anyone at any stage of life; that we should be lead by our […]Read More Reclaiming Sex for Marriage
“Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to […]Read More Why Christians Should Oppose Abortion
Sarah and Charlene were sitting at a table for two at an outdoor café. They’d sipped coffee and shared small talk and now Sarah was ready to broach the subject of something personal that she needed to get off her chest. “Charlene, I’m so glad we were finally able to get together. I’ve been going […]Read More Becoming the Listener Your Friend Needs
*Originally written in the Autumn of 2011 as a letter to friends and family.* It was a cool October afternoon as I was driving away from my friend, Mara’s, house in Northeast Philadelphia. We had just finished crying and praying together about a new thing – a drastic change – that God was about to […]Read More When God Spoke My Name – Literally
Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle. Proverbs 23:4-5 NIV It’s useless for you to work from early morning to late at night just […]Read More Are You Working Too Much?
In my mid-twenties I came face to face with the 32ndPsalm. It made me uncomfortable. I forced myself to read it twice. And then a third time. Then I just couldn’t pull myself away. The more uncomfortable I felt, the more I was drawn to the words on the page. I soon realized that there was […]Read More The Way to Healing and Freedom: Confess Your Sins