Rise Up and Walk

Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.”—John 5:8

If you’re anything like me, getting up in the morning can be a challenge. Maybe you sleep hard, and it takes the banging of metal trash can lids to get you going. Or maybe you—like me—struggle with insomnia. But most of us are able to get up out of bed (more…)

When a Relationship Ends

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.—Romans 8:38-39

The end of a marriage or another long-term relationship can feel so final. (more…)

The Void in Our Homes

Divorce is a very real threat to our families today. Births to single mothers have skyrocketed, leaving behind a fatherless generation. Children are disconnected from their working parents as we rely more upon schools as nannies. TV commercials have to encourage families to have one meal together every week.

What happened to our families?

I have a theory about that. The problem, as (more…)

Praying When the Words Won’t Come

You’re sitting there next to someone special in your life, and the silence is deafening. It’s not that comfortable silence – the kind that comes from dropping all pretense and no longer feeling as if you need to fill the space between you with words. It’s that awkward silence that comes from much that needs to be said but an inability (more…)

Stupid Things Christians Say

But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. – James 3:17

I’m a biblical purist, and I have been known to have little patience with people who misrepresent Christ while managing to sound spiritual. Here are a few classic examples of stupid things Christians say: