To fully follow Christ, we must learn that obeying God means not only being hearers of the Word but doers also. Understanding God’s commands required following through as well. It’s not a subject that’s all flashy and dressed up in lights. In fact, it’s a topic that some preachers try not to touch, even with… Continue reading Obeying: Learning to Be Hearers and Doers of The Word
Desiring to obey the Lord is a natural response to our new identity in Him. We don’t need to fear discipline for it is a natural action of love from our Heavenly Father. I have a wall hanging in my bathroom that has the famous verse from Joshua on it. It reads: HOME, home is… Continue reading Obey: Accepting Loving Discipline in Our New Identity
Outwardly, striving and obedience may look exactly the same. It is the posture of our hearts that determine if we are acting with confidence. The week was spent running errands, making phone calls, meeting with other people, processing what was gained from the meetings, making stuff, prepping meals, laundry, loving on children, correcting children, loving… Continue reading Posture: The Difference Between Striving and Obedience
Certain situations in life beat us down, overwhelming us with discontentment. How do we know if we are to stand and fight, or if we are to flee? Growing up in a Christian home, I was taught to love and be kind to other people. I was also taught to be a fighter. Not with… Continue reading Flee: When it is Time to Run Away Instead of Standing to Fight
To love our children is to teach them to obey. First, to the Lord, and, in turn, to us. How do we teach our children to be obedient and respectful? Yikes! That title is super intimidating, but let me sell you for a second. What if I told you it’s vital for Christian living? It’s God’s… Continue reading Living the Obedient Life
Learning to be vulnerable can be scary, but the reward of living this way is great. Being open allows God to redeem us and be an encouragement to others. This is one of the hardest posts I’ll have to write. It’s all about me. I’m not particularly fond of talking about myself, but I am… Continue reading Living Vulnerable
This past winter my boys were thrilled that we had a significant snowfall here in South Carolina. Especially my oldest. He loves the snow and misses living in Chicago where snow was a guarantee each winter. And to make things even better, my parents were in town for it. In addition to snow, my oldest loves… Continue reading Do You Trust Me?
I’ve been known to use a few bad words in my life. Actually, I think a well-timed, well-placed bad word can be quite effective. There are times that it is simply the best way to get your point across. That being said, I don’t typically use bad words on a day to day basis. You know, the whole… Continue reading 3 Bad Words