Many years ago when I was in college, I worked at a Christian bookstore in the customer service department. Our duties in that department included imprinting names on Bibles, managing items that people had special ordered, and wrapping gifts. I became a master gift-wrapper. In fact, I’m pretty picky even now about how gifts look when I wrap them. I like things to be wrapped up in a neat, perfect little box.
I’ve recently realized that this obsession leaks into other areas of my life, too. Continue reading “Let God Out of That Box!”
It was 9:44 pm on a Thursday night and after more than 18 hours of labor that ended in an emergency c-section, I was so exhausted that I had to ask my husband to talk to me to keep me awake for the blessed event.
And then I heard it.
The sweetest cry rang through that operating room.
He was finally here. Continue reading “Three Lessons from My Preschool Son”
As a Christian, I am often a failure. I do okay with keeping the “Top Ten” in Exodus. And most of the time I love my neighbor like a good Christian should. But there is one command in the Bible that I stink at keeping. To be honest, I think most Christians stink at this one.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” – Matthew 28:19a
Honestly, this one kind of makes me want to run and hide. Witnessing? Sharing my faith? That one is hard. Isn’t it? Continue reading “The Jesus Command Most Christians Are Ignoring”