Once upon a time, reading the Gospels I saw Jesus in a new and powerful way. He was no longer a storybook character in a cradle or on a cross. He became a real life example of how to live and move and have my being. Jesus, I still love as much as the day… Continue reading TYC Rant: I’m embarrassed to be an American Christian.
Being a Christian means you believe that Jesus is Lord and you believe God raised him from the dead. Being a good Christian, on the other hand, means so much more. If you've spent any time around the church, you have surely heard all the different rules and regulations for being Christian. Some of these rules are… Continue reading Love Rules.
It happened on a wonderful trip with my girlfriends to the red rock mountains of Sedona. Gathered in a circle at Cathedral Rock, we prayed hand in hand when a skin penetrating predator struck my heel. I shook my foot a bit to take the sting away and kept praying. The next morning I sat… Continue reading Bruised Heels and All
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