Good Christians line up on both sides of the '2nd amendment' / 'lethal force' issue. I have friends - friends I trust - friends who love God - who disagree sharply on this topic. Why? Each side, believing the Bible is clearly in their favor. Let's take a quick look at the Scriptures first, then … Continue reading Should Christians Carry/Use Guns?
It's hard to believe that such a tiny thing can do so much. Just a few milligrams of these brain-helping chemicals have changed my thought processes. I've never been one to take medicine. In fact, a year ago when I was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety, I was asked why I hadn't sought medical … Continue reading My Mental Health Journey
Several times in the Old Testament, a peculiar request is made: "God, make your face to shine on us." It is usually connected with the ideas of God's grace and/or salvation. I've previously shared with you about how I believe that God's face 'shining on us' is akin to God smiling on His creation and … Continue reading Make Your Face to Shine On Us
We have lost our sense of the Imago Dei (the image of God) and of the sanctity of all life. In Washington there's a Congresswoman struggling to succeed because she just sacrificed a bill protecting sea otters in order to focus on a bill that protects fetuses from being grown for stem cell research. She's … Continue reading What does it mean to be made in the Imago Dei?
Yesterday was a hard day and many people reached out to me, asking "How are you?" They offered prayers and encouragement but I didn't really know how to answer... then the Lord spoke. He blended the memory of my son's birthday with the inspired Word from the thirty-ninth Psalm. David was low and felt … Continue reading Waiting with a Grin
How often do you feel despised, rejected, or alone? Like God is not there or not listening? I believe this is important because now I know that Jesus himself felt that way. Even though he wasn't alone, he felt it. He understands me when I feel that way, too!