The Equality of Easter

The Equality of Easter

How do you know if you are equal to other Christians? Do you look at your fellow parishioners’ clothing and judge whether it is more elegant than yours? Do you measure another’s ability to sing, play an instrument, or teach Sunday school and determine your worth in comparison? We have all envied someone else’s talent, […]

After Salvation: How Optimists and Pessimists Handle Sin

After Salvation: How Optimists and Pessimists Handle Sin

Christians recognize their need for a Savior because everyone sins. They embrace the gift of salvation Jesus offers, amazed that Christ loved us so much He died in our place for the sins we’ve committed. But how do Christians react to sinful acts committed after their salvation? Optimists and pessimists. Each reacts to her own […]

You Are Light

You Are Light

One morning, around 2:00am, I awoke to a power outage. My house was pitch black, no light anywhere. I fumbled and stumbled my way to the kitchen where I kept a flashlight, pulled it out and the battery was dead. A feeling of dread overwhelmed me slightly as I pondered how I would get to […]

Slow to Anger

Slow to Anger

How many times have we held onto anger or hurt? Someone says or does something that upsets us, and we take all of it in. We tell them we forgive them with our mouths and on the inside, where no one but God can see, we wrap our hands around the situation. We’re like a […]

Are We Too Busy To Praise God?

Are We Too Busy To Praise God?

Are we too busy to praise God? Hindrance—do you know that there are things that may hinder your praise? Well, there are and today I want to take a look at this close with y’all.   noun 1. an impeding, stopping, preventing, or the like. 2. the state of being hindered. 3. a person or […]

Revealing Words

The rain was starting to pour.   We ran, all five of us,  and crammed into the doorway of the visitor center at Rocky Mountain National Park.   That’s when I thought I saw him…a famous Christian speaker and writer…coming OUT the door with two of his children.   I glanced back at my husband […]

Delight Yourself In The Lord

Delight Yourself In The Lord

In July, my daughter and I went on vacation together. At one point in our trip, we spent a few days with my two sisters in a cabin at a state park in Oklahoma. Of course there were bugs. Bugs are okay outside, just not inside your cabin or fighting for bed space when its […]

Is There a Way for Our Sin to Be Taken Away?

Is There a Way for Our Sin to Be Taken Away?

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is the one I meant when I said, ‘A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’ I myself did not know him, but the […]