Yesterday my children and I were reading the Bible while they played in the bathtub. We came to the verse in Matthew 4:17, where it says, “From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, ‘Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.'”
I’ve been doing a lot of contemplating about my “ministry” today. That word sounds so stuffy and prideful when applied to me. I’m not a minister and I’m not a … Continue reading Sola Gratia: Don’t Blame My Sin On Jesus
I remember it so well. I was about 4 or 5 years old, and I was playing in the dirt in my backyard in Memphis, Tennessee. I remember scooping dirt … Continue reading The First Time I Spoke With God
The following is a letter written by Nazi Concentration Camp survivor, Corrie Ten Boom. Corrie and her family were imprisoned for trying to help Jews. After escaping, she went on … Continue reading Thoughts on Tribulation & The Rapture, by Holocaust Survivor Corrie Ten Boom, 1974
I consider myself an expert on forgiveness. Seriously, anyone over the age of 20 who isn’t festering in bitterness is probably an expert on forgiveness. But forgiveness is still hard. Especially when we’re confronted with issues such as domestic violence, adultery, lies, betrayal, or theft. It’s hard to forgive people, especially friends and family, for taking advantage of our trust in them.