On Forgiveness and Integrity

Today I share posts I’ve shared on social media this week. On Forgiveness The enemy, the accuser, stands to remind us of all our past sins so that we bow down under the weight of shame and guilt. But God, full of full send forgiveness, stands on our behalf and says, “Forgiven. Forgiven because of […]

The Holy Ground You Stand On Each Day

“I move away from the windows to stand in my living room, the one where I spend many hours each day. But this moment is different than many others; in this moment I’m aware that I am standing on holy ground – right within the walls of my own home, the world in which I […]

It takes weakness to experience God’s strength

I stood in church and heard the Lord whisper this to me: Your greatest weakness is your strong capabilities. Ouch. Self-sufficiency. I’ve got this. I don’t need help. I will conquer this. Oh the pride. Who likes to be weak & needy? But that is right where we need to be to see the magnificent […]

How to Silence the Feed to Heal the Soul

  Irritation, quick-temper, distracted mind, forgetfulness. These are a few signs I needed more than a social media detox. I was in need of soul healing. I’ve been writing for years about the importance of removing ourselves from the grips of screens in order to reset our minds and souls. I’m six weeks into my […]

Prisoners of Hope

Ready to quit That’s it. I quit. I simply can’t do this anymore. Maybe homeschooling teen boys isn’t the best idea. Closing the door behind me, I allowed the churning washing machine to drown out the noise throughout the rest of the house. Seriously??? Who tossed detergent all over the walls and sides of the […]

What the Christian Response Reveals in Tumultuous Times

“We win!” These are the words I continue to hear from the mouths and fingertips of christians in this volatile political and social season.
What does that mean? What should we be saying?
Are we fighting on the right side of the battle lines? Are we fighting with or against God?

God began showing me what winning looks like. It doesn’t look like the American dream, an easy life, or the “right” political leader (as if one exists). Winning may look like loss. It may come as persecution. Winning may look like remembering the battle was won on the cross.

I fear christians are doing great harm to the watching world right now through social media posts and shares that incite an angry world.

How would Jesus have us respond and live during tumultuous times? You see, He lived during such times. We happen to live in a generation of mostly ease and little upheaval, so it’s jaded our outlook on the reality the rest of the world lives in.

It’s taken me nearly a year to arrive at where I’ve arrived with this post. A year of wrestling it out with God. I’m choosing the way of “be still and know that I am God.”

“Stop your fighting–and know that I am God, exalted among the nations, exalted on the earth.” Psalm 46:10

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