"The Bible says not to judge" is a favorite response from people who do things they know are wrong. Anyone who has actually read the Bible (Matthew 7:1) knows that this is not a correct quote. After all, there are plenty of places in the gospels where Jesus told people about themselves. "Hypocrites!" "Brood of… Continue reading Judge Much?
Jesus often spoke in parables to help people understand the principles of God's kingdom. He also spoke in parables to expose those who were hardened and would not listen. Mark 4:1-20, contains a passage called "The Parable of the Sower." In this parable, Jesus teaches the people that they need to do two things: stay… Continue reading Grounded and On Guard
We have this terrible habit of slapping labels on people, things, and experiences. We forget that everything and everyone was created by God and has the ability to give Him glory. Nothing is "bad" in and of itself. A pencil can be used to write a wonderful letter of apology or it can be used… Continue reading Are You A Label Maker?
I'm not sure where the notion came from, but many people are under the impression that Christian life is supposed to be void of all trouble and disappointment. There is nothing in the Bible that supports this. In fact, Jesus made it clear that Christian life is hard. Contextually, living for Jesus is compressed and… Continue reading The Sweet Spot
All three gospels tell us about the "bleeding woman." We don't even know her name but the Bible tells her story. We know she has been hemorrhaging for twelve years and was in a lot of pain. We know she came up behind Jesus and touched his robe. We know she got healed. Jesus said… Continue reading 5 Things You Need to Know About Healing
Jesus replied, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear God's word and obey it." - Luke 8:21 NLT Let's face it. No family is perfect. Not the Obamas, the Bush family, the Kennedys, nor yours. Families are made of imperfect people that did not choose one another. Parents choose to have children, but… Continue reading Who Are Your People?
Does the Bible contradict itself? 1 Corinthians 6:10 says that drunkards are going to hell, but in John 2, Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding. Was Jesus setting people up to fail? He said in Matthew 15:11 that what we eat and drink don't matter. So...why can't we just eat and drink what we want? Unlike… Continue reading Saints and Summer Cocktails
"They" say Facebook makes people feel bad. There are numerous articles written about the dangers of social media on your emotional health. Here's the thing. FB news feeds only make people emotional when they feel "sumkinda way" about their own lives. So here are some tips to help: #1 Get whole and love your whole… Continue reading 5 Tips (and Scriptures) to Help Survive Your Facebook Newsfeed
I was deep in the church during those "name it and claim it" years when the evidence of your faith was determined by the size of your house and the make of your car. As much as I don't agree with that teaching, I also don't think many "good" and "faithful" Christians understand that money… Continue reading More Money. More Possibilities.
I used to love watching Family Feud when I was a little girl. I was pretty good at it, too. I can hear Richard Dawson now, "Name something that people take to work with them." I would race to get all the right answers. Recently, I turned on a national news channel. After about thirty… Continue reading What’s New? Not Much.