The Case for Faith: Objection #2

As noted in last month's 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 #2:  Since Miracles Contradict Science, They Cannot Be True Lee … [Read more...]

Taking Offense

Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense. Proverbs 19:11 Have you ever noticed how easily people get offended these days? We have to watch what we say, wear, and display. We have to be careful about how (or if) we express our political and religious views. A mere, "you look nice today" can be the beginning of a lawsuit. Even as … [Read more...]

I Have Stepped Into a Big Mess + Grace & Truth {Week 22}

Have you stepped in any messes lately? I sure have. As a homeschooling mom and foster mom to young children (not to mention loving, frustrated owner of an elderly dog...ahem), I often feel like I spend my days moving from one mess to another. Whether you're at home or at work, at church or in your community, if you sometimes find yourself in the middle of a mess, today's … [Read more...]

After this Manner Therefore Pray

Prayer. It seems so simple- just talk to God. But when it's time to actually do it, there can be a million questions. What should I pray about? How long should I pray? Do I have to say "Thee" and "Thou"? Eyes opened or closed? Do I have to be on my knees? Should I speak aloud or pray silently? It's nothing to be ashamed of. The disciples lived with Jesus. Heard Him pray. … [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...]