Shouldn’t church be easy? Shouldn’t I just click with the people in my church? Shouldn’t it be the most natural thing in the world for me to spend time with my brothers and sisters in Christ? …but what if it isn’t? Is something wrong with my church? Is something wrong with me? We look at our neighborhoodsContinue reading “Church Relationships Don’t Come Easy–and Why That’s Okay”
#GeorgeFloyd sparked this post, but by the time you read it, it could be another. Or another. Or another. The video popped up on my Twitter timeline yesterday, and before I even watched, I could see what was about to take place from the posture of the policeman. Oh, Dear God, no. A sinking feeling.Continue reading “What Lies Behind Dotted Lines”
If you are an American Christian, chances are you have at least three verses memorized: John 3:16, Philippians 4:13, and Jeremiah 29:11– “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” This beloved verse actuallyContinue reading “Jeremiah 29: Encouragment for COVID-19 Exiles”
Brothers and Sisters, Volume II. Who would have imagined? Perhaps two or three weeks, but who would have dreamed this quarantine would last for two or three months…or longer? Churches have dealt with their inability to gather in various ways. There are many faithful ways to make the most of this sad time apart, andContinue reading “Quarantine Family Worship Resource, Vol. 2! (Download)”
“And they all left him and fled.” -Mark 14:50 This has always been the most heartbreaking line of the entire Passion narrative for me. I don’t know whether it’s too much to think what Jesus had to suffer and that he had to suffer it alone. Or perhaps it’s imagining the devastation of being abandonedContinue reading “Bare Hearts on a Good Friday”
This seven-day guide will help you celebrate Easter wherever you find yourself. Each day of Holy Week is paired with a verse from Romans 8. Over the course of the week, you will memorize one additional verse, totaling 7 verses. As you will see, each verse connects with events from the life of Jesus leadingContinue reading “Easter & Holy Week Scripture Memory Guide”
The book of Revelation is famous for being filled with visions of judgment, bowls of wrath, a murderous dragon, an anti-Christ, death, pestilence, famine, plague, wars, and the literal end of the universe as we know it. It’s probably the last place you would think to turn in these trying times. If that’s how youContinue reading “Fear Not.”
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