I am so humbled and grateful that you would stop by and spend some time here. It's possible that you want to know a little bit about me. The most important thing you should know is that I am a born-again Christian. But beyond that, I'm a Christ-follower -- or I try to be, as His grace keeps working to conform my stubborn heart to His. Which can be a slow process, and sometimes a painful one. But ... Read More about Hi there!
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Have you ever had a pastor or Christian teacher urge you to examine yourself? Let’s talk about what that means. You see, I’ve recently written a few posts about backsliding, sharing my own experience as a backslidden Christian, some must-read Scriptures for backsliders, and a simple prayer that can start the process of restoration. Is … Read More about Examine Yourself
I wish I could tell you that I always feel close to God. Or even that I always want to. But my own experience reminds me that at times when I’ve backslidden and I’m feeling disconnected from God, I don’t really want to find my way back. Don’t get me wrong. Sometimes God’s Spirit reveals … Read More about What to Pray When You’re Feeling Disconnected from God
Are you a backslidden Christian, or do you know someone who is? Here are some must-read Scriptures for backsliders, along with a couple of simple steps to get you on the right path toward returning to God. I recently wrote a post offering a Bible verse of hope for backsliders. From the comments left on … Read More about Scriptures for Backsliders
Are you a Christian who has backslidden? Here’s some encouragement from the Scriptures and from my own experience as a backslidden Christian. My Experience as a Backslidden Christian If there’s one thing I want my writing to be, it’s truthful. Sometimes the truth is nice and encouraging and inspirational. But sometimes it’s hard and difficult … Read More about Backslidden Christian, Here’s Hope!
Are you a Christian who recognizes the power of prayer for God’s direction? You see, we make an infinite number of decisions in life. Some are clear-cut. But others… not so much. What do we do when we don’t know what to do? When there’s no apparent right answer and no obvious wrong one? When … Read More about Praying the Scriptures: Prayer for God’s Direction
I’ve habitually been breaking one of the Ten Commandments. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.Exodus 20:8 Am I the only one who treats this commandment like it’s a suggestion? Like it doesn’t mean nearly as much as the others? How to Keep the Sabbath According to the Bible I don’t know whether it’s … Read More about How to Keep the Sabbath According to the Bible
“Honey, I lost my job today.” I’ll never forget the panic that gripped my soul in the aftermath of those words. Words that are devastating for any family, and perhaps especially so for a one-income household like ours. What came next was a long and winding path through anxious years of unemployment and job uncertainty … Read More about 5 Types of People Who Benefit from Praying the Scriptures
The struggle is real. Temptations abound in this world. From Satan. From culture. From our own flesh. And yet, our Heavenly Father beckons us to be holy, as He is holy. (1 Peter 1:16) But… how? God answers this question through the psalmist, who said: I have hidden Your Word in my heart,That I might … Read More about Praying the Scriptures for Purity