Good News for Idol-Worshipers

Everyone knows the story of Jonah, right? A disobedient prophet is swallowed and spit up by a big fish, preaches fire and brimstone against the evil city and then laments God’s compassion on them. There may be a few more details along the way, but that’s the gist of it. Which is why I was surprised to find this little …

You Were Created for a Purpose

We all have dreams. Sometimes they’re big. Oftentimes they’re too small. But sometimes, amidst the broken washer and the missed deadline, the dirty diapers and the lonely nights, we lose sight of those dreams and feel like our lives are an endless cycle of wake-run-crash-repeat. Your Life is NOT an Accident If you’re stuck in survival mode, know that there …

Thanksgiving | Gratitude | Missing

What We’re Missing on Thanksgiving Day

I roamed the shoe aisle, slightly overwhelmed by the assortment of colors and options. Who knew there were so many decisions involved in picking a shoe? Someone bumped into me as they tried to fit through the narrow box-lined corridor. Gee, I thought to myself. The least they could do is say “excuse me” before running over someone like that. …

Rejoice | Philippians 3 | Bible Study

Imitating Christ in Our Living

This fall, we’re studying Philippians and examining how we are to imitate Christ in a counterfeit world. For an index of all posts, go here. I returned to work last week after 10 weeks of maternity leave, and I was anxious about falling back into the same graceless pattern of interacting with employees I had fostered before. But God, in His …