Dear Christian Voter

Dear Christian Voter, I was saddened to see that someone recently questioned your love for Jesus because of the way you're voting in the upcoming election. That ought not be so. I hereby affirm you as my brother or sister in Christ by virtue of your faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, not by virtue of the ballot you will cast in any … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Order in His Courts: Silencing Women?

As in all the churches of the saints, the women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says. If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church. 1Corinthians 14:33b-35 Whew! That's a tough passage. It stirs up a lot of … [Read more...]