Religion Matters

Instead of sharing straight from Scripture this time, I am going to share some things about my story. My heart is heavy with many things. I came across an old Tweet that I had re-tweeted from a previous pastor, with a quote that said something like, "God doesn't care about your religion; it's your relationships that matter." I agreed with it at the time, but things have changed … [Read more...]

How to Be a Berean

I hear it *all* the time. Well-meaning women say things to one another, trying to be helpful and encouraging, thinking that what they are saying to each other is a biblical truth, when, in fact, it is not. “God helps those who help themselves” (Ben Franklin). “God never gives us more than we can handle” (a gross misunderstanding and misquoting of I Corinthians 10:13). … [Read more...]

Explain Your Hope

Explain Your Hope from Satisfaction Through Christ

1 & 2 Peter are my favorites. Of the entire Bible, if I could hold onto just one chunk, that'd be the one I would choose. Of the many times I've poured over those two small but mighty books, 1 Peter 3:15 has never stood out to me and dwelt in my thoughts like it did a few weeks ago. In the HCSB - "but honor the Messiah, as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give a … [Read more...]

The Case for Faith: Objection #6

As noted in my previous article, I will be detailing important points from each chapter of Lee Strobel’s book, The Case for Faith, in subsequent articles. These articles, by nature, are going to be a bit longer, so I’d grab a snack and some coffee or tea and get ready for some mental exercise! OBJECTION #6:  A Loving God Would Never Torture People In Hell Lee Strobel … [Read more...]

The Case for Faith: Objection #5

As noted in my previous article, I will be detailing important points from each chapter of Lee Strobel’s book, The Case for Faith, in subsequent articles. These articles, by nature, are going to be a bit longer, so I’d grab a snack and some coffee or tea and get ready for some mental exercise! OBJECTION #5: It's Offensive to Claim Jesus is the Only Way to God Lee … [Read more...]