Little Failures and A Merciful God

One Friday night last fall my poor husband walked through the door and I lost it at him. I told him I was done and I wanted to leave now. No, not forever, I just needed a break. In my defense, I had just spent the day with 5 kids, trying to homeschool 3 of them, while...

Suffering Violence and A Sheep Pen

From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence, and violent people have been raiding it.Matthew 11:12 (NIV) From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take...

A Living Hope and Dead Men

Jesus Christ my Living Hope. That is an amazing statement when you consider the fact that Jesus died. Matthew 22 There’s a story in the gospels of the Sadducees coming to Jesus with what they think will be an impossible question. “Teacher,” they said, “Moses told us...

Crazy Beliefs and a Not-Crazy God

There are a lot of crazy things with being a Christian. So, I can appreciate why those outside the Church think we’re foolish or ignorant sometimes. Being a Christian means we fully acknowledge our God can do anything, while admitting that often it feels like He’s...

What if God Doesn’t?

One of the best and, in my opinion, under-appreciated verses in the Bible is found in the book of Daniel chapter 3. Nebechadnezzer, king of Babylon, and at that point king of the world, decided that the best way to show how amazing he is was to have a HUGE statue of...