THE LIFE WE REALLY WANT

Conventional teaching tells us, as believers, that it is our job to serve Christ and fulfill our obligations to Him. Typically, the means to this end are taught to be practices called spiritual disciplines. These include Bible reading, prayer, giving, and serving (usually in the church setting). We are told that the more time and […]

HEAR MY VOICE

I struggle, Lord, and get distracted by the world sometimes, but I also get distracted by Christian culture and expectations. There are so many voices. Some say we must focus on evangelism or missions. Some stress discipleship and disciplines in order to grow. Others urge us to devote our energy to serving youth, or the […]

THE BATTLE IS TO BOW

Lord, these days are so full of striving. Even within Your church there is division and tension. It seems we can no longer find our way to common ground or even mutual respect. How do we practice both gentleness and strength, grace and conviction, mercy and discernment? How can we be a light to the […]

MY RIGHTS

As citizens of the United States we are blessed and thankful for many rights. We enjoy freedom of religion, the right to free speech, the right to assemble, the right to bear arms (going sleeveless or having arms like a bear?), the right to a speedy trial, the right to disagree with authority and say […]

JOIN ME

I believe You, Lord, when Your word emphasizes the importance of prayer. There are so many things in life that I have no control over; things that I care about deeply. And they are things that You care about, too. People I love, ongoing circumstances that require patience and strength, and the state of the […]