I hate to say it…

Hopeless. Broken. Forsaken. Unloved. Are these the feelings of a christian? Lost. Hurt. Abused. Denied. Rejected. Mocked. Feared. Gossiped about. Is this the life of a saint of God? I hate sin and the devil and the world. I really really do. But God really uses them. Remember how Jesus taught us not to judge …

When Polite Isn’t So Polite

Moving Beyond Midwestern Gentilleuse Culture and on to Being Direct in Conversation I am from the Midwest where the art of conversation, and by connection relationship, is to say what you don’t mean and mean what you don’t say. While some folks may practice this indirectness in an effort to be polite I have found …

‘God helps those who help themselves’

The idea that God helps those who help themselves has permeated american Christianity-or churchianity as some call it because it doesn’t resemble Christianity at all-to the point of being synonymous with scripture. What scripture, though? Perhaps these: Proverbs 12 11 Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits …

Broken

I remember the yelling and the insults. I remember being five years old and being told I better not cry after one of my parents’ character assassinations. I remember being threatened and interrogated by my parents at age eight because I asked a question in public that “made my mom look like a liar/” I …

Good Theology, Going to Hell

Like many of you reading this who do not know God or desire or love God, the devil goes to the Lord for his prayer requests too. Job 1-2 The devil also experiences answered prayer- though things turn out differently than he wants: GOD GETS THE GLORY! I do not see anywhere in scripture where …

Submission and Sex

Finally, I am getting to a long awaited¬†post. Submission and sex. Submission is important. It is not lesser. We see the Lord Jesus do submission in His first coming to earth. 1 Corinthians 11 3 Now I want you to realize that the head of every man in Christ, and the head of the woman …

“You should get a job”

If I had a dime for every time¬†someone has told me that I should get a job, let’s just say I’d have a lot of dimes! Also a heads up this article is going to be short. Just to make the point that I am busy! lol Well really it’s going to be short just …

False Prophets, Family, and Politeness

Luke 6 26 Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for that is how their fathers treated the false prophets. Neither the pursuit of popularity or politeness lead to the kingdom of Heaven. Do you love to please and love having people begging you to come hang out with them more or …