We Christians so often think it's necessary to sacrifice for God, that somehow it makes us holier. It doesn't. And no where does Scripture say it is. Should GOD call us to give up something, that's an entirely different story but He will make that very clear as He did with Abraham. (Genesis 22:2) Abraham … Continue reading Guarding against self-sacrifice. Why it’s wrong.
I think most of us figure that when we're struggling with something, it's all about us, what we're experiencing and what we're supposed to learn from it, but that's not necessarily true. It might be that we are going through a struggle so that down the road we can be of help to someone else, … Continue reading It isn’t always about you.
Boy, I wish sometime God would just MAKE me do that thing I should do but keep putting off. I mean, really. He can move mountains but unless I cooperate He can't move me. I find that very frustrating. And yet, if I didn't have the freedom to choose, ny love for God would be … Continue reading Why doesn’t God just make us to the right thing
Here in Michigan we are experiencing our first real snowfall. A little early even for us. But I love the first snowfall of the season as it so reminds me of Isaiah 1:18, "my sins once scarlet, are washed white as now." At this stage of my Christian walk, my "sins" are far more subtle. … Continue reading The snow is falling and I am forgiven
I want to be sure that when I write about depression (and will also be including this in my book), that you understand that I know we are all living different lives. I was just at my daughter's for Halloween. Her and her husband work full-time. They have two young boys, one is ten, the … Continue reading I want to be sure you understand, I get it.