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...]

Taking Your Little Kids to Big Church

I remember when our son was born; how excited I was that first Sunday to take him to church. I couldn't wait to put him in his little outfit, snuggle him into the baby carrier, and wear him while I worshiped with the community that had supported us throughout our adoption journey. Shortly after that, though, he started to attend the nursery, and then "kids church." We would … [Read more...]

Praying the Scriptures for America

Many good things can be said about the United States of America. It is a land of freedom, and one of opportunity. But few Christians today would argue the fact that America is a wounded nation, and one in need of much prayer. If you sometimes struggle in knowing how to pray for our nation, will you join me in praying the Scriptures for this land that we … [Read more...]

Prayer for a Wounded Nation

Dear Heavenly Father, Creator of the earth and the sky and all that is in them, We come to you humbly, acknowledging to You and reminding ourselves that the Most High God rules in the kingdom of men. This means all attempts of mankind to usurp Your authority will result in devastation on this earth. Every. Single. Time. We can see with our own eyes some of the … [Read more...]

To the Weary Children’s Ministry Worker

Something wonderful happened in our family on Friday. Something miraculous. Actually, make that two somethings wonderful - a double miracle long prayed for but still wondrously surprising. Two of my children made the decision to follow Jesus, receiving Him as their personal Savior.  And quite frankly, I'm in awe. I'm in awe of a God who wants to have a … [Read more...]