Many of the attributes of a healthy church are the attributes of a cult-like church only severely twisted, which is why we have to be discerning and know the Bible for ourselves.
I have been considering this for a few weeks now as the posts have become more sporadic and sitting down to write is now a "have to." With the state of things as they are, things going on at home, and just needing to take a screen break in general, I have decided that the... Continue Reading →
I was given the chance to advance read From Burned Out to Beloved by Bethany Dearborn Hiser. Friends, let me simply say this book was water on my weary soul.
Ultimately, Jesus said, His believers are known by their love. He said the greatest thing we can do is love God and love our neighbor. To love is to lay down our preferences, what we think we are owed, our comfort, and yes, our “rights.”
What happens when we tell a third to half our population to stop being who they are and instead compete with the loudest voices, even if those voices have nothing to contribute to what is happening?
Love is shown in the little actions of our days. It is the ways we treat people either with respect or like they are beneath us. Do we honor those we disagree with or leave people behide in our quest to be right?
On my 30th birthday, I walked into my office for the final time and walked out with the second biggest weight I have ever carried gone.
There is this toxic idea out there that love is all about me. If one day a person stops fulfilling my needs, I can leave because I am unsatisfied. But love with you in the center is not love, it is narcissism and arrogance.