Why Josh Duggar is NORMAL

Picture courtesy of: money.cnn.com  "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...]

Recognizing God’s Grace in the Mess

Originally, when I came up with the idea and title for this article, I wanted to convey the message that God's grace is evident even in the boring and tedious elements of life that we sometimes approach with insufferable ennui.  Ever the philomath, I decided to research the definition of "grace" to make sure that it was the exact word I was looking for.  It turns out that … [Read more...]

Meet Lough Fook – My Hero + Grace & Truth {Week 17}

Grace & Truth : A Weekly Christian Link Up

"What can one person do?" Do you ever ask this in the face of such overwhelming problems in our world? Human trafficking, slavery, poverty, disease, starvation, abortion, parentless children, political corruption... and on and on it goes. All too often the sheer numbers involved with these issues mock our insignificance, paralyzing us from doing anything to help. Because … [Read more...]

“Who Are You to Judge?”

"Who are you to judge?" "Christians are called to love others and not judge." "The Bible says not to judge!" "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone!"   I received this email from someone who read a recent post I wrote about homosexuality: "You are nuts! Who are you to judge?" At least it was short and to the point. (And he might have been right … [Read more...]

Used by God

When I was sixteen years old, I was convinced God was calling me to be the next Sandi Patty (if you're under 40, she was the Kari Jobe of my day). I had been singing solos and in church choirs since I was in the second grade. I was taking professional voice lessons and spent my first year of college as a vocal performance major. Not to toot my own horn here, but, while I'm not … [Read more...]