“You’re so good. You wouldn’t understand.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had people say this kind of thing to me. And I guess I can understand why. I have always been the kind of girl that had every outward appearance of piety. Being a preacher’s kid, a minister’s girlfriend, a missionary’s wife, … More Good Girls Struggle in Secret [How Shame and Silence Are Keeping Us in Sin]
Are you struggling to keep up an active prayer life? Maybe, just maybe, you’re missing the simple things.
In a world that wants to see epic responses – this man gives people what they need. … More This Man Was Publicly Humiliated. His Response? Priceless.
“I love shopping at Target but I love Jesus more.” I read these words and I stopped. Does shopping at Target really mean that I hate Jesus? Will I lose my soul if I don’t follow along with everyone else as they boycott yet another wayward company? It may seem like a black and white … More Should I Boycott If I Love Jesus?
We want to study our Bibles. We know we should study our Bibles. The preacher tells us pretty much every Sunday that we should study our Bibles. There’s nothing really stopping us from studying our Bibles… …and yet, for all that, we don’t study our Bibles. Why? It’s not that we don’t have the time. If you are reading this … More Why Don’t I Want to Study My Bible? [4 Strategies for Building a Stronger Bible Study Habit]
[This article contains a rather frank conversation about sexuality. Please read this only if you are mature enough to handle such things or if such topics offend you. Thank you!] “Is it wrong to want to be sexy?” one reader asked. So before I tell you what I think, let’s be clear what we mean when … More Is It Wrong to Want to Be Sexy?
So, apparently this is a hot topic. I know this because am a member of an expat wives group on Facebook. While sometimes I do find being a member of this page useful to my living overseas, I remain a member mostly because I find the free-flow discussion of #firstworldproblems (that I am too lower-class to … More What to Do When Your Husband Won’t Put His Clothes in the Basket
I never used to feel there was any problem with the way the Bible was approached in women’s circles. Maybe I was too busy enjoying the laughter, Lipton tea and Tim Tam biscuits to notice. The fellowship was great, the message seemed good enough, and I was spending time in the Word like a good Christian. … More We Need to Rethink Bible Study [A Challenge to Move from Milk to Meat]
Sunday mornings can be stressful. In this season of motherhood, I dread the morning rush and all the potential mishaps and mayhem that can happen along the way (blow-outs, anyone?). Not only that, but there’s the training of my now-teachable-but-still-fidgety child during the worship hour to look forward to. Training up a child to love … More Dear Mum, God Cares About Your Hectic Sunday Mornings
Today was Sunday, a day I have often thought of as the high point of my week – a day to refuel myself and refill my empty cup, allowing me to focus my mind and start off my week with God at the forefront of my mind. But like just about every Sunday of late, … More Dear Young Mum, Don’t Expect Sunday to Fill Your Cup