Rich Sufferers

There are over 260 million Christians living in just the top 50 countries which rank high on the World Watch List for persecution against Christianity. The number of Christians killed last year for their faith is 2,983 and 9,488 churches and other Christian buildings were attacked in these top 50 countries. Last year alone, 3,711… Continue reading Rich Sufferers

Truth Minus Love

I grew up in a church that struck the fear of God into me. The church was biblical and didn’t mince words even on the toughest of subjects. Gray wasn’t tolerated. The Bible is the bedrock of moral truth and this church reassured that the foundation was established in the lives of it’s members. My… Continue reading Truth Minus Love

Here is the Church

Remember that rhyme we all did with the hand motions as children? “Here is the church. Here is the steeple. Open the doors and where are the people?” As a youth who grew up in the church, that always shocked me a bit. I thought, “why wouldn’t people be in the church?” My parents tried… Continue reading Here is the Church

Where do we go from here?

My house is peacefully quite this Wednesday morning. I’m watching the chilly November sun rise as I am warmed by a fuzzy blanket, a big cup of coffee, and my worn out Bible in my lap. This serenity is threatened by every pop up notification on my phone and the small itching in me to… Continue reading Where do we go from here?

Light in the Darkness

O Lord, how long will you forget me? Forever? How long will you look the other way? How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day? How long will my enemy have the upper hand? Turn and answer me, O Lord my God! Restore the sparkle in… Continue reading Light in the Darkness

More Gentleness

“Needing a storm warning” “Spitfire” “Bulldozer” These are just a few of the affection comments I’ve gotten about my personality. Unfortunately, my approach has not always reflected the character of God as displayed to Elijah in 1 Kings 19:11-12. “‘Go out and stand before me on the mountain,’ the Lord told him. And as Elijah… Continue reading More Gentleness

More Faithfulness

Many years ago while I was married to my first husband, I went grocery shopping by myself. While exiting the store, a couple of strapping young men caught my eye. Lacking all subtly, I ogled them as I was taking my groceries to my vehicle. I was so distracted that I didn’t see the curb… Continue reading More Faithfulness

More Goodness

I’ve heard a lot of people say that despite the evil in the world that most people are good. I don’t believe that. I don’t believe there is a single person on this earth who has any inherit good in them. Not you, not me. We are selfish and evil beyond comprehension. This isn’t my… Continue reading More Goodness

More Kindness

I didn’t want to write a blogpost this week. I’m overwhelming tired. The bare minimum feels like it’s taking the utmost energy. Even so, work and home projects are at a place where the bare minimum isn’t an option. Yet no matter how hard we plug away at our to-do list, it seems to be… Continue reading More Kindness

More Patience

My dad always jokingly told me to never pray for patience. He’d laugh and say I’d be put in the most trying situations should I be praying for patience. I think he knew I’d struggle to handle it with grace as I easily became frustrated in slow traffic, projects that took longer than my allotted… Continue reading More Patience