Posts tagged christianity
When God says no

It feels like God is ignoring us when we don’t get a clear answer to our prayer. It hurts when we get a vehement no. We question whether God heard us, or whether He even loves us or cares about our current situation. But as we read in the Bible, we know: our Father listens to us and answers our prayers. 

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The roar of the Holy Spirit

I used to think of the Holy Spirit as a docile whisperer, nudging me toward something God wanted me to do, see, or think. But in the Book of Acts, the Spirit isn’t exactly polite or gentle. It comes like a lion, fierce and bold and calling for immediate action!

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God doesn’t make junk—on loving ourselves

When we despise our bodies, or when we allow others to make us feel anything less than wonderful, we’re not just picking on ourselves. We’re picking at the glorious creation of our heavenly Father. My latest blog.

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There’s no thing as ‘just a toe’

I didn’t really see why it was such a big deal if I said a bad word here or there or told a little fib to preserve the feelings of a sensitive friend. Yet here’s the thing: Sin is defined as when we offend God. It’s when we put something of the world before God, or when we take the easy, feel-good path instead of the right or honorable one.

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Getting over myself this New Year

Here’s what I’ve learned over the years: the only thing we can be is ourselves. And there’s only one way to achieve the so-called Best Version of Ourselves… not by mimicking others or cultivating some fake lifestyle or starving or molding ourselves until we look or act or appear just like what we desire. We can be all we can be only through Christ. (How’s that for a New Year’s resolution?)

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A holy circle

This year, I’ve found myself craving quiet more than anything—the solitude of the morning, the sunlight streaming through the trees, that peace and wisdom and love that comes from true, all-consuming rest in authentic relationship with my Lord. That soul-hunger has shaped what I have been trying to do this year with Advent: spend these weeks trying my best to push aside all the noise to focus only on my connection with God.

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