Building on the Rock

I recently wrote a post challenging the notion of so-called "pro-choice Christians." I was dismayed by one Facebook response to that post. It involved a casual, "This doesn't change my mind." Followed by a *shrug*. I think it was the shrug that hurt the most. Not because I was personally acquainted with this woman. I wasn't. And not because her comment was … [Read more...]

Why Josh Duggar is NORMAL

Picture courtesy of:  "The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?" There is no exception.  The heart, whether male or female, is wicked.  God does not rank sin on a hierarchical ladder.  Humans do, but God doesn't.  James 4:17 clearly states, "Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins."  Based on … [Read more...]

Are You Really Dependent on God?

  "Pinkyyyyyy! I want Pinkyyyyyyy!" My youngest is a loud child anyway. But when she starts wailing... well, I wonder whether earplugs might be a good investment. And yet, I couldn't help but sympathize with her. She was devastated because I had taken away her beloved Pinky. The way she was carrying on, one would think I had removed the smallest digit on … [Read more...]

How to Dehumanize Your Husband

I had looked everywhere, but I couldn't find it. And I was starting to panic. We were running late (because, let's face it, that's life with six kids), and I had to have it. Exasperated, I growled at my husband. Even though he may not have even been around. Okay, so he nowhere near. Not in the house. Or in the yard. Or even in the neighborhood. He was at work, … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Pray for Lost Loved Ones

 How to Pray for the Lost Isn't our God wonderful? We have tasted and seen that He is good. We have experienced the overwhelming fullness of joy in His presence. We can testify that His yoke is easy and His burden is light. One of the hallmarks of a Christ-follower is that we long for others to know Him, too. Especially those we love. And I sort of think it … [Read more...]