True or False? Denying Abortion Results in Unwanted, Neglected Children

One of the many abortion myths I’ll be addressing in the coming months is this: “Denying abortion results in unwanted, neglected children.” We hear this argument so often that even some Christians believe it. We must stop waffling in regard to the sanctity of life and be able to discuss these lies and offer peopleContinue reading “True or False? Denying Abortion Results in Unwanted, Neglected Children”

Breaking Ties with Halloween

Warning: this post concerns Halloween. If you love Halloween, you might want to keep scrolling. But if you’re feeling the nudge of the Holy Spirit to steer clear of it, keep reading. Are you struggling with how to align your love for the Light of the world with that time of year that endorses fear,Continue reading “Breaking Ties with Halloween”

When the Person You’re Caring for Isn’t Very Nice

Have you ever experienced that stripping moment when you realized God had assigned you to pour yourself into someone who had nothing to give you in return … or who wasn’t particularly nice to you … or who was bad-tempered much of the time? Maybe you’re there right now. When the call comes, we dread saying yes—but we will say yes if we realizeContinue reading “When the Person You’re Caring for Isn’t Very Nice”

Christmas: a holiday for the wealthy… unless we do something about it

Let’s face it: the Americanized concept of Christmas is for the wealthy. There are many who look to this season with dread because they cannot keep up with the demands that we, as a society, have put upon ourselves. As Christians, we can pretend that Christmas is still centered around Jesus, but in reality we know theContinue reading “Christmas: a holiday for the wealthy… unless we do something about it”

A Post-Christmas Confession

I admit: I’m always giddy with relief when Christmas is over. The reason for this is that every year, it becomes more painful and even embarrassing to witness the great, sad irony of Christmas: the effort we put forth trying to convince ourselves and the world that Jesus is the Reason for a season thatContinue reading “A Post-Christmas Confession”

Trusting God with Your College Kid

September is here—which means some of you have recently moved a son or daughter into a college dorm for the first time. It’s natural and healthy to feel a sense of loss, but don’t allow your child’s new adventure to become a source of fear and anxiety for you. Commit to surrender him/her to GodContinue reading “Trusting God with Your College Kid”

When a Loved One Hits Bottom

Are you feeling the pain and distress of watching an adult child or a friend make terrible choices? Maybe you’ve scrambled to fix their problems, you’ve given advice, you’ve bailed them out more than once, you’ve prayed more times than you can count—only to find out a week or month or year later that they’veContinue reading “When a Loved One Hits Bottom”