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The Parable of the Little Black Girl

Since the early morning, I struggled with understanding our role in our spiritual growth. If I am to “make disciples of the nations,” what then are the instructions I am to provide to them? How does one position themselves to learn from Christ, to receive from him a transformation...

God Before Goals

As I read through the pages of the old testament, I read of the “wicked man”. And before I really get into the words and description of his character, he starts to jump off the pages of my imagination. I imagine a scary man. A monster. He’s mean. He...

Defense Strategy

The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble. Proverbs 4:18-19 I lived a decent life. I tried to do right...

Slow Down

I’ve always been a fast eater … and I can eat a lot! You would think as someone who was taught to eat by my French family, my eating habits would be different. When it tastes good ….and it usually does (I’m not a picky eater) I just can’t...

Are You Walking on Solid Ground?

Learning to live life as Christ lived is learning to live life like it was created and designed to be lived. To be successful at this, it helps to look at our world, the world that God created like Christ saw it. Combining Faith With Obedience Why is this...

Renew My Mind

The bible says, Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1:8 Meditating on the World Oh, how our modern world...

Cultures in Conflict

People do what they know to do. They would do otherwise if they knew another way. In obedience to Romans 12: 1-2 most believers in Christ want to present themselves a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God. They don’t want to be conformed to this world but find...

Be Strong

I walked into church with the heaviness of this week’s circumstances. Circumstances that broke my heart and irritated old wounds. This week hurt bad. I found myself battling thoughts such as, “Things aren’t changing. You aren’t changing,” “Who you think you are getting ordained as a teacher?” “What can...

The Internal Workings of a People Pleaser

I yearn for silence and solitude. For a quiet time in communion with God. My reality is one of rushing, constant noise, over stimulation. I reach for stillness. I can see it, but never in my grasp. The Habit of Yes My soul continues the cycle of habit. Yes...

The Hard Truth

Telling people, the truth should be easy, right? Surprisingly, I am finding it very difficult. The years spent conforming to the world have created a web of lies so deep, I’ve hidden the truth even from myself. I’ve had enough of my lies. I’m tired of boxing myself into...