Posted in May 2010

Church in the Spirit: Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

Disillusionment with the church is rampant in society today. From books like unChristian and They Like Jesus but Not the Church, voices resonant with disenchantment with the church, crying that the church no longer meets their needs. While there is some truth to the perceptions set forth in these writings and uttered by individuals across … Continue reading

Can You Hear Me Now?

God whispers to us in our pleasure, but He shouts to us in our pain. by Rick Warren in Daily Hope Devotional, titled “Turning in to God” Like a child trying to get his mom or dad’s attention at the grocery store, God raises his voice just enough to get our attention. Sometimes all it … Continue reading

Starbucks, Here I Come!

A few months ago, I was fortunate enough to win a Starbucks gift card from Joanne at One So Blessed. She was giving the card away as a promotion for a series she was doing for the month of February. When I received the card I was going through a time of not knowing what … Continue reading

It’s Not About Me

Anyone who has been in Christian circles over the past 10 years or so knows “it’s not about me.” Whether you agree with Rick Warren’s beliefs or not, he taught us as Christians that our lives are not about us, they are about God and his kingdom. I’ve also learned that “it’s not about me” … Continue reading

A Blameless Heart? Where Do I Get One?

“A sentence from Psalm 101 has been both challenging and convicting for me: ‘I will walk in my house with blameless heart‘ (Psalm 101-2, NIV). When God speaks to me about being more loving, this verse reminds me to make application in my family first—and then to others. It forces me to ask, ‘Am I … Continue reading