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Complacency – The Danger and The Hope

This week’s In Other Words quote struck such a chord in me that it will take at least three posts to say all that I want to say. Because reading shorter posts is more to my liking, I thought it might be to yours as well. For that reason, I started my Complacency series on … Continue reading

Complacency Should Not Be a Permanent Address

com-pla-cen-cy — a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction with an existing situation, condition, etc. (Webster’s @ Sadly, complacency hits nearly every Christian at some point in his or her walk with Christ. Often it comes without warning and … Continue reading

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

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

A Wretch by Any Other Name

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me. I was once was lost, but now I’m found, Was blind, but now I see. What do you think of when you hear the word “wretch”? If you are like me, and of course everyone is, you think of a base person, someone … Continue reading

It Must be Good for Me

One of the hardest questions we face as followers of Christ is, Why would God allow this to happen? In regard to a tragedy, personal or global, the question of “why?” is often articulated in pain that reaches to the depth of a person’s soul. Somewhere along the line, even Christians have bought into the … Continue reading

But All I Really Want Is

When I was a junior in college I took racquetball for a PE credit. All I wanted for Christmas that year was a racquetball racket. Nothing else. Just a racquetball racket. What I got for Christmas was everything but a racquetball racket, or so I thought. When each gift was opened, instead of being grateful … Continue reading

Will You Persevere?

Before this month is over, I think I will know the men and women of the hall of faith in Hebrews 11 better than I know my own family. From Sunday sermons to Sunday school lessons to Beth Moore’s Believing God study, the faitful men and women of the Old Testament have come to life. … Continue reading