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The Gritty, Grace-Filled Virtue of Self-Control

By on July 26, 2016 in Christian Life with 0 Comments
The Gritty, Grace-Filled Virtue of Self-Control

“She’s so transparent,” “She is so quick to give grace,” “She’s a great listener,” “She’s got…so much….self control.” Not the most sought-after compliment for a Christian woman these days; it’s akin to something like, “She’s got a great personality.” But why, I wonder. Why does complimenting someone’s self-control seem so lacking in its “spirituality”? Is […]

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The Trinity and Gender? Talking about the Recent Debate (Part 1)

By on July 21, 2016 in Theology with 0 Comments
The Trinity and Gender? Talking about the Recent Debate (Part 1)

I was enjoying my post-graduation trip in South Texas when several friends informed me of the recent online debate about the Trinity and gender roles. Again—yes, again—this issue is hotly debated. However, this time the debate is not between egalitarians and complementarians but among Reformed complementarians. The debate seems to have turned into a “civil […]

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How to Stay S.H.A.R.P. in Ministry

By on July 19, 2016 in Christian Life with 0 Comments
How to Stay S.H.A.R.P. in Ministry

Have you ever tried to cut a tomato with a dull knife? It is a disaster! The effort it takes to slice through the skin of the tomato is frustrating, and if your knife finally breaks through, seeds tend to squirt out in all kinds of directions. The simple truth is that a dull knife […]

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How That Sin Issue Looks a Lot Like a Pile of Laundry

By on July 14, 2016 in Christian Life with 3 Comments
How That Sin Issue Looks a Lot Like a Pile of Laundry

In talking with women, I have discovered there is one of two things that they despise: laundry or dishes. For me, it is laundry. I can stand and wash every dish in the house. I would even say it’s a de-stressor. But, give me one towel to fold, and it may lay there for an […]

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…But Love the Sinner

By on July 12, 2016 in Christian Life with 2 Comments
…But Love the Sinner

There is a popular statement among Christians, “Hate the sin but love the sinner.” A cliché that rolls easily off the tongue, too often this can become a banner that we wish to fly whenever we encounter people who are involved in life choices and behaviors that are sinful, helping us soften our own responsibility […]

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Dying to the Idol of Ease

By on July 7, 2016 in Christian Life, Ministry with 0 Comments
Dying to the Idol of Ease

And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. (Col 3:23-24) It was finally the weekend after a busy week and an overall busy month. Early on Saturday was a pro-life event that I was debating whether or not to attend. In my heart, I […]

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C.S. Lewis and the Pursuit of Happiness

By on July 5, 2016 in Christian Life with 2 Comments
C.S. Lewis and the Pursuit of Happiness

“I just want (fill in the blank), then I’d be happy.” It’s a common enough thought in our society, but is it true? The right guy, job, or stuff never bring us fulfillment. To me, this is seen most clearly in the lives of the rich and famous. They have everything we chase after, yet […]

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Theology Thursday: Did Jesus Actually Claim to Be God?

By on June 30, 2016 in Theology with 1 Comment
Theology Thursday: Did Jesus Actually Claim to Be God?

It was probably the most frustrating conversation I’d had since the time I tried to explain how I forgot to snip the security tag out of my clothes and that’s what was making the alarm go off! (Another story for another day…) She was intelligent, well spoken, and passionate. She knew her stuff. She even knew a […]

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Who Is Influencing Your Life?

By on June 28, 2016 in Christian Life with 0 Comments
Who Is Influencing Your Life?

Who are the greatest influences in your life? Perhaps you have several—one influencer may excel professionally, another in raising children, another in hospitality and yet another in Bible knowledge. I am blessed to have a number of Biblical and earthly influencers who provide me with the stimulus to walk worthy of my calling (Ephesians 1:1-3). […]

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ICYMI: How and Why We Must Engage in Cultural Issues

By on June 23, 2016 in Culture with 1 Comment

ICYMI = IN CASE YOU MISSED IT … Do you ever wonder whether or not it’s worth talking about issues in the news? It may be easy to bury our heads in the sand. But, as ministers of reconciliation, we must not be silent (2 Cor 5:11-21). We must keep engaging women on the issues they are talking […]

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