Hurting and Healing – Part 2

[I use a lot of parallel examples in this post so, to avoid confusion, let me please clarify that I'm not talking about miraculous physical healing but emotional healing that is led by the Holy Spirit] You DEFINITELY need to read Part 1 first... Knowing our problems is not the same as no longer having them.  Sometimes... Continue Reading →

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Hurting and Healing – Part 1

[I use a lot of parallel examples in this post so to avoid confusion, let me please clarify that I'm not talking about miraculous physical healing but emotional healing that is led by the Holy Spirit] Even though there is so much to celebrate, so much to be thankful for and so much to enjoy,... Continue Reading →

It’s Time to Brag on the Bride of Christ

This is a big deal for Christians in the age of opinion-empowering social media!

The Centrality and Supremacy of Jesus Christ

The church is not perfect. Never has been. Never will be. Not in this life.

That’s why I’m not surprised when folks go through a period of disillusionment with the church, even reveling in bitterness and cynicism. I’ve written two popular posts on this here and here.

As I’ve written before, experiencing a season of cynicism can actually bring forth a renewed vision of the church and a deeper commitment to the gospel if we are willing to let the Spirit transform our hearts. I’ve been there.

Are you upset at the hypocrisy and nominalism in the church? Are you tired of judgmental Christians who look more like the Pharisees than the Messiah from Nazareth? Fed up? Angry? Cynical? I get it. I really do.

So if this describes you, please allow me to speak very candidly.

I understand the cyclone of cynicism has blown through your life. But hear me… please. There is simply no excuse for isolating yourself from the saints and making yourself…

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Wounds from a Friend

Continuing on the theme of people in the Church being real with each other, I'd like to bring up another issue that I've noticed in myself that keeps me from growing and perhaps someone else will be able to relate.      I'm finding that if someone challenges me on something I do or say,... Continue Reading →

Insecurity: Nature’s Cover-All

Fear is one of the greatest enemies of deep, meaningful and developing relationships between human beings and it manifests itself in a number of ways. When we're afraid in dangerous situations, we instinctively do things to protect ourselves and the parts of us that will feel the most pain. We either become defensive or we... Continue Reading →

How to Deal with Rejection

I think rejection effects most of us on lots of different levels to different degrees. Rejection and its effects can last a lifetime, creating a new lifestyle for us and so its presence will definitely affect our relationships with each other. I guess we should start with the question: "What is rejection?" We experience a... Continue Reading →

Grace

The grace of God is not a dish cloth to wipe up the messes we make But a safety net that catches us after the risks we take And the steps we make as the Spirit breaks sin's hold on us! A heavenly gift to lift us from the rift caused by the original lie,... Continue Reading →

Her Face

The very concept of make-up is a tragedy An idea that in some ways can border on blasphemy The audacity that we human beings think we can "make-up" for what we perceive to be God's mistakes is a fallacy. In not all but some cases a compact mirror becomes a reflective prison for the true identity... Continue Reading →

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