We’ve all heard a thousand times that healthy relationships “talk it out” because confronting the people who hurt us keeps us from bottling up our emotions inside. Even in Christian circles, we hear that confronting “the hurters” keeps those poisonous roots from growing in our hearts. So confronting in love must be Biblical, right? A… Read More Confronting “The Hurters” In Our Lives
“While [Jesus] was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on [Jesus’] head.” Mark 14:3 NIV Many of us have heard this story multiple times. We’ve been… Read More Simon the Leper: The Art of Losing
“Do I know my condition? … Do I have a grasp of what it is about me that requires the death of the God-man for me to be saved?” -John Piper I once overheard someone say, “Can a gay person actually be a Christian?”. I shuttered. I knew this wasn’t the only person out there… Read More What is ‘sin’?
I no longer want to be numb. So many nights in my past, I’ve come home from work and grabbed a drink to let reality fade just a little. I didn’t have a problem with alcohol, I had a problem with life. It wasn’t good enough. It didn’t satisfy that longing in my soul. Every weekend… Read More I Dare You
We live in a culture that is truly blessed. Modern medicine, disposable diapers, microwavable dinners…we may not all agree on how good each one of those things are, but I think we can all agree that the many resources we have today make life a little easier, a little safer, and a little less time-consuming.… Read More Let’s Not Forget to Praise Him
“So the person who marries does well, and the person who doesn’t marry does even better.” (1 Corinthians 7:38 TLB) This may come as a shock to you, and I hate to burst your bubble, but I have to agree with St. Paul that being “unmarried” is better. In the past, whenever I came across… Read More Being “Unmarried” Is Better
Guilt. It’s the number one arrow the enemy shoots at me. It’s the number one trap he sets out and somehow I am always stumbling back into it. Like quicksand, it pulls me in slowly. Inch by inch I get sucked down, a little closer to being buried alive. I know death is imminent, but… Read More Why Weakness Isn’t a Sin