Articles get passed around daily where a writer shares a personal experience or a trial or a hardship. Good blogging practices tell you to always break down the text into little nuggets with big bold headlines to keep readers engaged. It also helps readers feel like they have something to take away from the piece. … Continue reading The One Life Lesson You Can’t Do Without
I want to be used by God. I pray regularly--daily even--that God would use my life in whatever way he chooses. I willing submit to his plan and have fervently pled with the Lord, "Use me! Make me a tool in your hand! I don't want the glory or the fame. Just use me, please!" … Continue reading Why Won’t God Use Me?
There is a temptation common to all Christians. It is a strong urge we must fight and conquer. It has nothing to do with sexual temptation, drugs, or overeating at a Golden Corral. I'm talking about the urge to say, "I'll be praying for you." These are the most well-intentioned words we can utter as Christians. … Continue reading Resist the Urge
Why do you try not to sin? In the evangelical world, a popular response to that question is, "I don't want to hurt my witness." If you grew up in youth group like I did, no doubt this principle was drilled into you week after week. My general understanding was that I needed to avoid sin because … Continue reading “Hurting Your Witness” Is the Least of Your Worries
The word cookout is not mentioned in the Bible. I know. However, my objective is to convince you, if you already are hosting people in your backyard, that you are doing a mighty work of God. And if you aren't currently sharing your home with others, my hope is that this will show you that … Continue reading A Quick Theology of Cookouts