I have heard it said that God gives the hardest battles to his strongest soldiers. And while I am pretty convinced it holds little water theologically, I do know that the enemy does fight. He fights hard and he fights dirty. But I also know that God is the strongest soldier anyone could ever ask … Continue reading Not Today, Satan
I've spent most, if not all, of my life feeling like I was invisible. Not like nobody-can-see-me-like-I'm-a-ghost type invisible. More like the type of invisible where you're in a room full of people and everyone is talking around, about, or even to you, but no one is talking with you. The kind of invisible where … Continue reading Living a Life of Invisibility
"I'm tired of hearing about the brokenness of those outside the church. What about those of us in the church who are broken? Just once, I'd like a sermon on 'Jesus wept' and 'my God, my God, why have you forsaken me? ' " So, here's your sermon on "Jesus wept" and "my God, my … Continue reading On Weeping and Being Forsaken
Fellow Quizzers, Kenya adventurers, and, most importantly, dear friends, You're going to Kenya?! I remember being exactly where you are-- sitting at home, going about my life, acting like everything is normal, all the while knowing deep down everything was definitely not normal. I remember being completely terrified and excited at the same time. My … Continue reading Kenya Believe It? I African
"Christ would still die for you. Even if you were the only one." Yeah, I know. I do. Your reminder is exactly what I need right now. Because sometimes, recently, I have not been able to fully believe that. So thank you. I’m glad you said that—glad you care enough to make sure I know … Continue reading Words of Love
This post actually makes no sense. But neither does my life right now. And it actually has not really anything to do with Valentine's Day. But neither does my life. So, Happy Valentine's Day. It's Valentine's Day again. *insert whatever reaction here* And I could write another post about my thoughts on Valentine's Day, but that's … Continue reading Wait, What? Oh, Yeah. It’s Valentine’s Day.
This was not the blog post I wanted to write. It's not the one I had half finished and was going to post today, but I think that this is the one I had to post. I had to write this because, right now, I have to say some things. This may be risky, and … Continue reading The Christ of the Church