Crossing the threshold of Walmart has always been one of my least favorite things to do. With its draining white lights and its amazing ability to vacuum all time out of my day, it and I have never gotten along. With all other options exhausted, I sadly found myself at this dreaded place while visiting[…]
500 years ago, this month, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany. This simple act of defiance against the Catholic Church launched a movement that would reshape Christianity throughout Europe and the world.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
So often in church settings we hear the same words over and over, and while there are many examples, the one placed on my heart is “being called.”
“I wish you could know you were living in the good ole days, before you’ve left them.” – Andy Bernard season 9 finale of The Office
I have a friend who has been struggling deeply. I try to help, but he shuts me down. I can tell he is struggling, but he laughs it off and says he is fine. “It seriously doesn’t even bother me.” “It really isn’t a big deal. A lot of people go through this.” “My situation[…]
Maggie is our only child right now. Maggie is also a fifteen-pound puppy with much more energy and intrigue than her parents can sometimes manage. After we finish our meals, Maggie loves to clean our dishes, lapping up any trace of “human food” left on our plates. (I only wish her efforts really cleaned[…]
The role of good works in the lives of Christians has caused great debate among Christians throughout history, even significantly contributing to the largest split of the Christian church seen in the Protestant Reformation. Theological writings from several centuries present differing views on the importance of performing good works to the Christian faith.