The Ultimate Family Reunion

I am on vacation at my every-other-year family reunion. They’re fun. I don’t live too close to any of my relatives, so I don’t get to see them all the time, and I cherish the opportunity to see them when I can. There’s the pre-reunion reunion. People start arriving from all over the country days…

Zombies vs the Living

A few weeks ago, a guest speaker at our church spoke about the difference between being “just a Christian” and being a follower of Christ.   The way he explained the historical significance of the term “Christian” was very insightful. You could feel the spiritual atmosphere of the room change as people absorbed what he…

Loving God With a Judas Heart

Faithful. Loyal. Trustworthy. What thoughts do these words bring to mind? Did any of you think, “Yep. That’s me, alright!” When I asked the Lord what I should be writing for this week’s blog, that word “faithful” came up. I did not associate myself with that word immediately. I know my heart, and it’s not…

Wrapped and Trapped or Freed Indeed

I don’t know about you, but I’m a work in progress. Part of that progress is working out bad habits and working in good ones. Is that difficult only for me, or is it sometimes hard for you too? Oh, good, I’m not the only one! Well, let’s sit down together and have a heart-to-heart…

Hey! Christian Single! What Are You Doing With All That Freedom?

For those of you Christian singles who are from the United States of America, Belarus, Burundi, Canada, Rwanda, and Somalia, Happy Independence Day this first weekend of July! I know that many other countries celebrate a similar national holiday; in Mexico, it is September 16, and in Australia, it is January 26. Norway celebrates its…

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