Christian Living · God's Love · Knowing God

Why Actions Matter in our Relationships

There is a misconception that we have to feel love before we show love lest our behavior be disingenuous. Do our relationships require action or are they simply nebulous connections based on even more intangible emotions?

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Christian Living

“I’m sorry, but…”

How many times have you apologized to someone for being short-tempered, irritable or forgetful? Nearly all of us have said something along these lines: "I'm sorry for being short with you, but I'm so stressed out." "I'm sorry I am late paying my bill, but I misplaced it." "I'm sorry I forgot your birthday, but… Continue reading “I’m sorry, but…”

Knowing God

Lessons from a Humiliated Pharaoh

This is Part 2 of the Series "The Effects of Knowing God" For the previous post, click here. What effect does knowing God have on your life? What effect did it have on the Pharaoh of the Exodus account? Picture in your mind Moses and Aaron in the court of Pharaoh... A line of foreigners,… Continue reading Lessons from a Humiliated Pharaoh

Christian Living · Uncategorized

What the World Needs Now

Some songs make me cringe. It's not necessarily the lyrics---although cringe-worthy lyrics abound. Often it's the style of singing or instrumentation. Sometimes it's an associated memory. For instance, whenever I hear Andy Williams' voice belt out, "It's the most wonderful time of the year!" I can't help but groan inwardly. I associate it with disgruntled black friday… Continue reading What the World Needs Now

Prayer

A Christian Blogger’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to reach out to believers and non-believers through this medium. Grant me wisdom to respond properly to those with whom I interact both here and in other places that you may be glorified. Remind me daily to cultivate a spirit of humility. Crush my pride and… Continue reading A Christian Blogger’s Prayer

Christian Living · encouragement · Knowing God · Uncategorized

No tests?

The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and the Lord tests hearts. ~ Proverbs‬ ‭17:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬ My children have taught me a great deal about parenting. For instance: when I was a starry-eyed parent-to-be I said things like, "I'll never yell at my children. I'll never say, 'because I said so.'… Continue reading No tests?

Christian community · Christian Living · Forgiveness

The Humility Remedy (Comparison Cure #3)

Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man… It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition is gone, pride is gone. C.S. Lewis