This post contains affiliate links. When my kids were growing up, one of my most pressing duties was to protect them. I was in charge of their physical safety as well as protection of their spiritual, emotional, and intellectual well-being. To be clear, though, I wasn’t a preserve-their-precious-self-esteem-at-all-costs mom. I took flak for allowing them […]
"I'll Go First" Stories
Have you ever noticed that funerals and celebrations of life often paint a portrait of perfection, almost saintlike? Here’s an honest way of thinking about sainthood.
Can I admit that I haven’t always given food to the hungry and drink to the thirsty? Here I consider how Jesus’s love can flow through me naturally.
I learned about grace and generosity from kids and bags of grapes. Practical understanding of grace means accepting generosity, even when it seems or looks unfair. Here’s my story.
In Luke 6, Jesus says we should give people what they ask for and if someone takes without asking, we should offer more. This statement seems odd, as if we should reward someone for bad behavior. Here’s how I’ve seen this happen.
Are you stuck? Are you hardworking but unproductive? You’re not alone. Consider how a turnaround might feel and what it will look like.