Image Source: Psychology Today I’ve blogged on disliking the goal of boosting one’s self-esteem before, but I’d like to add another analogy to the mix. I hope it’s helpful to you, beloveds. When I was growing up, the conversation of battling low self-esteem problems was highly popular. Though the term may not be as front-and-center … More Another Anti Self-Esteem Post
“An interviewer once asked Edith Schaeffer, author and wife of evangelist and philosopher Francis Schaeffer, “Who is the greatest Christian woman alive today?” She replied, “We don’t know her name. She is dying of cancer somewhere in a hospital in India.” I’m talking about that woman. Underneath her obedient life is a sense of helplessness. … More It’s Great To Be Weak
I wanted to share my notes with you from Dr. Vern Poythress’ riveting chapel talk on 1 Peter 4:12-19. If you’d like to listen to it, you can here: Reasons Peter Gives to Support that Impossible Demand to Rejoice in Suffering –Suffering is necessary (v.18). Anyone who is a son, is disciplined by their Father. … More Rejoice in Suffering?!?
On this holiest of holy days, we are transfixed by Jesus’ suffering and death on the cross…we can ponder but not fully comprehend the enormity of what happens this day…we are simultaneously dismayed and grateful: his torn flesh makes us whole, his bruises bring us healing, and his death gives us life. -Bobby Gross God, … More Holiest of Holy Days
We constantly need to be reminded of our true identity because we’re forgetful and easily swayed by lies. God’s people are simultaneously sinners, sufferers, and saints. I go through seasons of forgetting certain parts, and lately I keep forgetting I’m a saint. Here’s an encouraging reminder of who God says we are: “God often explicitly reminds his … More Who Are You?
In my New Testament for Ministry class yesterday the professor shared some key points about this well-known parable I had never noticed before and a powerful application. You can read the parable in Luke 10:25-37 here. The lawyer asks, “Who is my neighbor?” Basically implying that he wants to know the minimum requirement involved in loving … More The Good Samaritan and Abortion
Again, I’m enthralled by Living the Christian Year: Time to Inhabit the Story of God by Bobby Gross. I’m eagerly anticipating the start of Lent–2 more days until Ash Wednesday. After experiencing 4.25 billion storms this cold winter, I am desperate for Spring and the hope of Jesus’ resurrection. Here are some excerpts from Gross’ introduction on “Lent” … More The Nature of Lent
“Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences…This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell.” -W. Zinsser, On Writing Well: The classic guide to writing non-fiction