Trust and Obedience

 Why do we over-complicate the spiritual life when what God wants from us can be summarized in one word: obedience? Obedience to God is the key to the Christian life. We can read books and articles published by religious scholars and not gain as much illumination into the things of the Lord as we would if we would simply obey the Holy Spirit. These verses come to mind: Ecc 12:12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh. ...more

Resurrection Every Day!

  As a Christian, it's great to know that we don't have to wait for a calendar to tell us and show us when to celebrate Jesus' resurrection.  We can celebrate it every day!  In fact, we should c...more

THE DEATH OF THE KING

Do you know why the King died?...more

The Incredible Lightness of Giving

I recently launched an IndieGoGo fundraising campaign to help build a Safe House in Haiti for rape victims (http://igg.me/p/24997?a=122456&i=shlk ) and immediately entered an energy dead zone. I won’t characterize the public response to my campaign as one of apathy or disinterest. Instead, I’ll say I think people are experiencing “donor fatigue” or a sorta of “charity burn-out”. This is reflected by the fact that I’ve been getting a steady number of visitors to my campaign site but no one has taken the next step—making a donation. ...more

Pressures on Single Christian Women

In society in general, an insurmountable amount of pressure is placed on women to get in relationships, fall in love and get married. This pressure can seem even greater in the Christian community. While marriage is a wonderful thing, some people in the church place an unnecessary amount of pressure on women to hurry up and settle down and get married, as if that is the only purpose of a Christian woman’s life....more

Learning to Trust Your Mind Again

As I've gone about my daily life these past 38 (even though I still feel 27) years, there's been something going on I wasn't aware of, an undercurrent within my own life which I didn't feel pulling me down. ...more

Well I found you at The red Dress Club, CWO, The Lazy Christian and now here. I'm really not ...more

Why are you Here!?

I grew up in a small town in Alabama. One of those cliché towns where everyone knows everyone, high school football comes next to religion, and 99.9% of the people who grow up there, stay there until the day that they day. That’s just how it is. The biggest ambitions for most people I went to school with was to become a nurse or a teacher, and live within [at most] 30 miles from their mama and daddy....more

Pick Up Your Mat

It’s no secret that I am a Christian, child of God and a devout follower of the Lord. While I may not discuss my faith on a daily basis and don’t write long drawn out posts about scripture and sermons, it is—nonetheless—a very big part of who I am. God always speaks to me in the most seemingly mundane ways. He knows that I’m a person who is impacted and influenced most through words and sermons. That’s why I take notes in church. Seriously....more

Fruit On The Branch

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following the LEADER

We live in West Africa with three boys under the age of 5 who officially belong to us, two teenage [American] girls who wanted to live with us, and one 12 year old [Nigerien] boy who is just passing through on his way to an American adoption. We love to travel, feed the hungry, learn new languages, do art with local kids, teach music to small children, had a pet monkey, find time to quilt, make dinner from scratch, foster local kids, raise chickens (or feed the neighborhood cats), and love the wide world all around us....more