Jesus prayed, "Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” Jesus was the epitome of submission, yielding and what it means to "go lower".
The Bible says, ' God is love'. If God is God and He loves, why are things so bad in this world? If God loves, why doesn't He do something? He did. And He does. He allows...
NOTE: The premise of this post began stirring in me more than 5 years ago. I have written several variations in my head, on paper and in blog drafts. To write it all out would take days. It has been condensed here for easier reading. * When I had my "Jesus moment", I was a… Continue reading The American Christian’s Reckoning
My husband is a better driver than me. Some say women are better drivers than men, but in our home, hubby is definitely better than me. He has more patience than I do. And that is where this post begins. * Today is Easter Sunday aka Resurrection Sunday. Ahead of this weekend, I was looking… Continue reading Driving Obedience
* At 22 years old, I walked into a little church in Spokane, Washington and said yes to Jesus being in my life. I said yes to my sins being forgiven. I said yes to God as my Father - no small feat that considering where I was at the time. I said yes to...… Continue reading What Is A Christian?
Scripture or culture? Who or what we allow into our lives and hearts says a lot about who we are when we speak.
The disciples were asked to wait while Jesus prayed. They couldn't wait an hour. If it were me, I would be sleeping too.
I am not a checklist. Preparing for Sunday services recently, I was trying to make sure I was doing everything right. As a Type A perfectionist do-everything-right kind of gal, I wanted to make sure I didn't miss a step. I once heard a pastor say, "preparation is the key to manifestation". That's me alright.… Continue reading Checklist Christianity
"One Blood" by Dr. John Perkins should be required reading for anyone that calls themselves a Christian. It is a wake up call for the American Christian church and the "subject" of race relations.
Every Monday I text all three of my kids in a group text. They're older now - 31, 25 and 16. I know. Yeah, big age differences. That's a story for another time. My youngest just got a phone in August. Each kid had to wait until they were 16 before they got a phone.… Continue reading Own What You Know