The REAL Deal?

I recently heard a podcast by Rick Warren in which he posed the question: If being a Christian was suddenly outlawed – would there be enough evidence to convict you?” This probing question reminded me […]

IMAGINE IF …

A common practice during natural childbirth is Lamaze breathing. A nurse or birthing coach encourages the laboring mom to breathe through the pain. Speaking from my own personal experience with three natural births – breathing […]

Getting in Touch with Your Feelings is Not All It’s Cracked Up to Be.

There is a great push in today’s world to ‘get in touch with your feelings’. Self-help books and popular speakers all urge that we need to ‘find ourselves’ and the best way to do that […]

I Do Not Think That Scripture Means What You Think It Means

“Don’t be concerned only about your own interests, but also be concerned with the interests of others.” Philippians 2:4 (gwt) “Hmmm…wait…what???  Is the Bible really telling me what I think this scripture is saying?” – […]

Is God Happy with His Living Space?

Recently in one of my Small Group discussions we discussed the fact that our body is God’s property and that we are the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 6:19; 1 Corinthians 3:16-17). […]

Pop Quiz Anyone?

I hate tests. No, really.  I hate them.  Especially pop quizzes.  In high school I was a poor test taker.  They made me so nervous that I often failed them simply because I froze and […]

Getting Better With Age

“Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules” (Colossians 2:20, NIV).  “Do not deceive yourselves.  If any […]

Stinky Feet

I’ve been told I have ugly feet. I know, I know, this is not what you expected to hear first thing in the morning.  But, according to my sources my feet are quite ugly, not […]

There’s Only One Cross

“We all have our cross to bear.”  You’ve heard the expression, right?  It sounds spiritual but I think it’s a lie of the enemy that makes Calvary a shared work of us and Christ.  Plus […]

Keeping it Real in Our Imaginary World

Sometimes I think that we Christians tend to live in a bubble of our own making.  We view life through rose-colored glasses of our own design, especially if we’ve been living for God for any […]