A friend of mine shared that their Sunday School teacher felt led to give the class a lecture on why every Christian should go get a shot, that it is the ONLY loving thing to do and that Jesus wants everyone to do this to “love their neighbor.”Continue reading “Love Thy Neighbor”
God’s gifts are so good, and His timing is impeccable. He sees us in the midst of our hardship and works things out in mysterious ways.Continue reading “A Royal Gift”
Tears warning for my friends who need it. This is a little more serious than normal. There have been many things this past year that I’ve struggled to find the words to express. These are some thoughts about the last year.Continue reading “Life and Death”
Moving forward in time, we need to use a lot of discernment about what is real and what is fake, especially what we see on TV, movies or other media.Continue reading “What is Real?”
I pray for all of you friends and family, that in whatever situation you face today, that God will give you the strength to get through the day.Continue reading “Prayer for Faith for Today”
I have had my share of God-ordained miraculous events that defy earthly wisdom, everything from how I went to college, to the story of the most expensive dish I’ve ever owned, to going on a missions trip and finding lifelong friends, to our kids’ names. God works in ways that defy our understanding, and he writes our life story. Maybe one day, I’ll write a book about it. But now I’m just busy living it, and I’m thankful for God’s guiding hand in everything.
During my genealogy research, I came across a recently-published book, By Faith Alone: One Family’s Epic Journey Through 400 Years of American Protestantism.Continue reading “Tale of Two Churches”
“Just follow your heart,” is so pervasive a theme in popular culture today. We hear this in music, movies, books, from educators, celebrities and even from some churches. This is the best advice the world has to offer for all of life’s deeply important and not so important decisions. The assumption is that our hearts and motives are always pure, that our current desires are always right and will never lead us into pain, bad decisions or into harmful situations. So why are the people saying this leading such self-destructive lives?Continue reading “The Truth of the Heart”