The Shared Value of Man & Woman

I never meant to embark on a journey that very few women do. And, honestly, I didn’t realize that that’s exactly what I was doing until I stepped foot into my first class during my junior year of undergrad. I walked in the door a few minutes before class started. As I looked around the … Continue reading The Shared Value of Man & Woman

Why I Don’t Think Jesus Was Born In A Stable (And Why It Matters)

With the Christmas season upon us, it’s time to break out all our decorations. The tree. The stockings. The garland. And, yes, of course, the nativity scene. I love my nativity scene. I got it in Bethlehem when I visited Israel a couple years ago. And I don’t only pull it out during Christmas. It … Continue reading Why I Don’t Think Jesus Was Born In A Stable (And Why It Matters)

3 Signs You Haven’t Truly Forgiven Those Who Hurt You

Being hurt by someone you love and trust has a way of stinging long after the offense is over and done with. No matter how hard you try to move passed it, no matter how much time goes by, the wound feels as fresh as the day it happened. How do you forgive someone when … Continue reading 3 Signs You Haven’t Truly Forgiven Those Who Hurt You

4 Tips to Give You a More Vibrant Prayer Life

“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible to be alive without breathing.” – Martin Luther Many of us would agree that prayer is fundamental to our faith. Yet most people would admit they have a fear of praying. A feeling of inadequacy. Is there a right way to pray? How do you … Continue reading 4 Tips to Give You a More Vibrant Prayer Life

6 Practical Ways You Can Kill Pride

Pride is a destructive thing. It damages relationships. It can bring down organizations. It has a way of making even the most intelligent person act foolishly. Prideful and arrogant people are difficult to be around. They’re difficult to work with…or be related to for that matter. And the thing is we’re always quick to recognize … Continue reading 6 Practical Ways You Can Kill Pride

This is Heaven, For Real

When it became clear that my mom was losing her battle with cancer and she confined to her bed, reality sunk in. One of her friends from church came over with a stack of cards for her to fill out in case she passed away. There were a few birthday cards and two graduation cards--one … Continue reading This is Heaven, For Real

The Single Best Bible Translation

Growing up, my parents had me bring my Bible to church every Sunday. And my Bible was all decked out. I had one of those leather zipper cases with the slits to store your pen and highlighter. Months worth of half-sheet sermon note pages were stuffed in the back. The thing probably weighed about 7 … Continue reading The Single Best Bible Translation