I often find myself grieving over my own depravity, counting all the ways I’ve failed as a Christian, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, youth leader... Then I remember that, in reality, even when I feel like the biggest loser ever, I’m far WORSE than I realize; I do not have enough hours in the day … Continue reading Bread for Losers
A few weeks ago, my husband, toddler, and I decided to rent the documentary, "American Gospel: Christ Alone." Big mistake. We should have bought it! 😉 We plan to purchase it and watch with friends. Who's in for a Gospel party? If you are curious about the real Jesus and the true Gospel, watch this … Continue reading American Gospel
This is why we are teaching B scripture and catechisms even at the age of 2: We want him to know, worship, and glorify God along with other Believers backwards and forwards in time and across the globe. Without training in theology, it is too easy to create your own god - even one named … Continue reading Train ‘em Up!: Thoughts on Youth Ministry and Child-Rearing
B is a bottomless pit some days. At dinner, he’ll eat as much as a grown man preparing for a marathon, and then half an hour later, he’ll ask for a second dinner... and dessert... and a snack. May we be this hungry for spiritual food. May we seek out the nourishment that only comes … Continue reading 2 Year Old at the Pulpit: Reminders from my Son
I used to think that praying for myself was selfish because I didn’t want to put my desires in the spotlight. I would often ignore praying for myself altogether, but when I would pray for myself, I’d feel guilty about it. Then I started to wonder: Am I missing something? There are multiple accounts of … Continue reading Is Praying for Yourself Selfish?
The concept of self-care has been growing in popularity the last few years. If you are worn out and overworked, you are told you need to #treatyourself because #youdeserveit. Our energy doesn’t last forever; after all, we are only human and sometimes need a break. Even Jesus, who was fully God as well as fully … Continue reading Self-Care Life Hack
My son loves playdough, and quite frankly, so do I. You can squeeze it, stretch it, roll it, and mold it into whatever shape you want. If B wants to build a snowman, rather a playdough-man, he can roll a few pieces up, stick them together, and he's just about done. If he's finished with … Continue reading False Gods Named “Jesus”