What Sin Is. And Is Not.

You say you're a good person, well have you ever told a lie before? Have you lied even one time? Have you ever stolen something? Jesus said lust is like adultery- have you ever looked at another person with lust? Jesus said anger is like murder- have you ever been unreasonably angry with someone? Maybe once or twice? Ahh, see, you are a sinner, deserving of God's judgment. Hold up. That is not what sin is....more

What Are You Chasing?

El-Olam

“In a future day there may be ways, butI must say the skieshave never looked so clear!”--Relient K...more

Baruch Atah Adonai

[At the risk of going melodramatic, if you’d like to know the inexpressible feelings of my soul while I was writing this, listen to this song as you read.]Thursday morning Abraham and Isaac – their trip of old, the sacrifice, the ram – were the last thing on my mind. The first thing on my mind was the 17 hour flight to the Philippines and how it was a mere four days away. On my way to CROSS training yesterday someone caught me in the hallway and asked to meet with me at 10:25 AM....more

Standing Up For Chick-fil-A

The ruckus over Chick-fil-A raises the question: Who's behaving like the hater here?...more
@SadieLankford Once you spend your money at a CFA, it is no longer yours and the owners can ...more

Unity, Inspiration and Gymnastics

This is my first exclusively "Blog-her" post.  As I was watching the Olympic Opening Cermemony Last night I had the urge to write about it.  But my personal blog is more focused on mental health and while I do veer from time to time to write about my general musings as a follower of Jesus, I want to keep it (somewhat) focused on Christianity as it pertains to mental health.  So, I'll give this a shot.  Thanks for reading.  :-)...more

The Chronicle of Biscuit - "Stop Persecuting Me!"

The Chronicles of Biscuit:  Stories about our youngest son, Tyler, whose nickname is Biscuit. Biscuit's having some trouble t...more

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What Would Mrs. Porter Think?

When I was a little girl and we visited my grandmother in Lampasas, Texas, a moment always arrived, early in our visit, when we would trot obediently over to my grandmother’s next-door neighbor’s house.  Mrs. Porter seemed like she was about a thousand and three years old to me, and she was older than my grandmother, which probably means Mrs. Porter was in her seventies.  In any case, I remember her as a gentle, welcoming woman, and even though I’d be willing to bet that the conversations I had with her were stilted and shy, I enjoyed visiting Mrs....more

Obedience In The Small Things

I shared recently that I had arrived at a point where I felt I needed to be still.  Although there were (and still are) unresolved situations, and problems that I felt needed addressing, God was telling me to stop and wait on Him.  Not to make any decisions in relation to these areas; not to act.  Simply to wait and to listen.  So I waited and I listened.  But what I heard was unexpected.  Waiting with an agenda, I was hoping for answers to the big things.  But what I kept hearing was 'Obedience in the small things'. ...more
Yes, it really starts there, doesn't it ... attending to the small things and details, while ...more