Category Archives: beliefs

Work in Progress

I took this interesting and enlightening quiz {you must be brutally honest and prayerful for the responses to be accurate} that assesses your maturity in your relationship with Christ.  Thank you, Rachel Olson, for posting the link to this! I am posting my results for several reasons: To hold myself accountable to the scores IContinue Reading

Friend of Sinners

There are days when I wonder if I am doing the right thing. Others certainly have an opinion about it. Opening your heart, your life and your family to teenagers in need of Jesus is daunting work. Am I exposing my kids to too much of the world? Am I enabling girls to continue toContinue Reading

Our One Year Plan

I am a planner by nature.  Color coded calendar-daytimer refills-gotta have a plan kind of girl.  Every year on our anniversary I force strongly encourage my hubby to sit down with me and update our one year, five year and ten year plan.  We can go through life thinking we know the plan.  We canContinue Reading

Getting down and dirty with Jesus

I am a girly girl. I am quite certain that is why God made me the mama of three active boys {proof of God’s sense of humor}. I don’t “do” certain things: dirt, bugs, scary movies..did I mention dirt? My hubby and boys laugh at the amount of luggage I take on a camping trip. Continue Reading

Where is our sense of urgency?

If people are dying and going to hell without ever even knowing there is a gospel, then we clearly have no time to waste our lives on an American dream. ~Radical, pg 143 “I’ll get to it tomorrow”. How often have you said that to yourself?  How often have you thought about when will beContinue Reading

Of Wedding Rings and Baptistries

Therefore go and make disciplies of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19 Tentative feet touch the water, he looks up for approval.  The sea of eyes fixed on him and his descent to crystal blue water causes him to turnContinue Reading

Much ado about mums

So what is the difference between someone who willfully indulges in sexual pleasures while ignoring the Bible on moral purity and someone who willfully indulges in the selfish pursuit of more and more material possessions while ignoring the Bible on caring for the poor?  The difference is that one involves a social taboo in theContinue Reading

Making Disciples

But according to Jesus, people are God’s method for winning the world to Himself (Radical, pg 90) Making disciples is not an easy process.  It is trying.  It is messy.  It is slow, tedious, even painful at times.  It is all these things because it is relational. (Radical, pg 93) Relationships are not easy.  WeContinue Reading

Is God enough?

God’s Word is enough for millions of believers who gather in house churches just like this one.  His Word is enough for millions of other believers who huddle in African jungles, South American rain forests, and Middle Eastern cities. But is his Word enough for us? ~Radical, pg 26 This chapter {Chapter 2 for thoseContinue Reading

God is worth it

A big pot of chili bubbles on my stove. My children have never known hunger.  26,000 children around the world will die, TODAY, from starvation. We have seven Bibles in our home. People have to smuggle Bibles into their homes and try to understand the Word in a language they do not speak. Men caughtContinue Reading