It always a little difficult for me to disagree with my heroes in the faith. But I've concluded that it really is okay to do so. In fact, it's inevitable. I'm thankful for Romans 14 which gives me guidance and "permission" to think differently than others who are also pursuing Christ in their daily lives. I agree with the person who… Continue reading The Family and the Corporate Gathering
My pastors (yes, including my hubby) have been encouraging us as members to think about "home life small groups". They've taught and demonstrated what that can look like. So, I've been thinking about hospitality lately. One could argue that it's a spiritual gift (1 Peter 4:8-10, Rom 12). But I also believe it's expected for all… Continue reading Showing Hospitality: A Gift and a Command
The Church has been a place of imperfect Christians since its beginning ... because people make up a church, and people are imperfect. Although it had a powerful start, the Church had persecution from without and problems from within almost from the get-go. Devotion (Acts 2:42) to the right things doesn't ensure that there will… Continue reading The Church: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Wow! January is almost half over. What?! Since it appears to me that most of us are still in the new year's resolution stage, I'm "borrowing" a list from Thom Rainer as I think about praying for this upcoming year in the local church of which I am a part. My pastor, who happens to… Continue reading Praying for Your Church in 2015
In some Christian circles in the US, October is Pastor's Appreciation Month. As a PK and a PW, I have been blessed with so much from so many for so long. Of course, there have been days ... and weeks ... and even months ... that I wanted OUT. But mostly, I've loved being IN.… Continue reading Pastor Appreciation Month: What NOT to Say
People need Jesus.And I need Jesus ... to help me love them to Him! Life with Jesus here on earth is a daily journey ... to discover and live out His truth as revealed in scripture and imparted through His Spirit. I pray for God to open my heart to the Spirit and to people who need to… Continue reading Love the World to Jesus
I love the song sung at Christmas "Mary, Did You Know?" It's too bad that it's just a seasonal song, because it is powerful and rich in the truth of Who Jesus was ... and is ... and is to come! And we must ask ourselves these same questions of the Baby in the manger.… Continue reading The Christ of Christmas: Do you Know?
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. My blog contains many of the thoughts of my heart. But if I did not share this, I would never have shared the reason that I have… Continue reading My Most Important Post … EVER