Why You Dont Need a Vacation

ShareTweet I just got back from a few days at the beach. It’s my favorite place. Near the ocean I just feel such peace. Over twenty years ago, I stared at the horizon of the ocean and God spoke to…

Were Going to Die

ShareTweet 2,448,017 Americans died in 2005. 652,091 were from heart disease; 559,312 from cancer; 117,809 were from accidents. Gun deaths were interesting: 12,352 people were murdered with a gun, while 17,002 people killed themselves with one. Every month, roughly 20…

No, God Doesnt Always Rescue You

ShareTweet I’m tired to death of self-help, formulaic Christianity. For the last 25 years, I have sat through sermons and conferences, and read books and articles that imply a cause and effect relationship between Christian expectations and my personal happiness…

What Nobodys Saying About Kate Spades Suicide

ShareTweet Yesterday, iconic fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead in her New York apartment by apparent suicide. Photo/YouTube The tragedy has swept the nation as family, friends, and fans alike mourn the loss of the designer who described herself…

I Gave My Body Away, And Thats OK

ShareTweet I can’t wait to get my body back. I think this thought constantly as the days, weeks, months tick by. I can’t wait until I’m not a slave to breastfeeding. I can’t wait until I see a normal number…

When God Says “Not Now”

ShareTweet Over twenty years ago I felt the Lord give me a vision of my future. In this vision, I saw where my husband and I would be one day. It filled me with such joy and anticipation. I wrote…

Is Satan Stealing Your Sunday Mornings?

ShareTweet You walk into the kitchen and glimpse your husband beside the coffee maker. He’s standing there, motionless with his cup, not drinking it, but just staring out the window. You know there’s nothing astonishing in the backyard to behold.…

10 Christian T-shirts That Give the Church a Bad Name

ShareTweet I’ve always found American Christian culture’s diminishment of the sacred to be extremely troubling. In a manner foreign to other faiths, evangelicalism often obscures the holy in a cloud of kitsch. Take, for instance, the Christian t-shirt. Now here’s a phenomenon that serves absolutely…

Why God Allows My Anxiety & Depression

ShareTweet Today I feel great. More than great, actually. I’ve smiled enough today that the corners of my mouth are sore, but I’m definitely not complaining. It’s nice to come out the other side of a dry spell. I guess…

What it Really Means When We Say

ShareTweet “Yahweh Yahweh, we love to shout your name, O Lord…” Gosh, I love that song by Phil Whickam so much! If you haven’t heard it, let me delight you in some solid worship below: What does it really mean…

An Apology From an Accidental Racist

ShareTweet I’ve reached the point where I need to repent. A lump wells in my throat as, for the past couple months, I’ve read article after article on the black experience in America, and become more aware of the suffering…