I’m a Lawbreaker

For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.—James 2:10

One New Year’s Eve, my friends had invited me to a celebration on the opposite end of town. I decided to stay overnight at that end of town to avoid all the drunk drivers. The next morning, I drove back home (more…)

You’ve Fallen, But You Can Get Up!

No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide an escape, so that you can stand up under it. – 1 Corinthians 10:13

Twice recently I have gone kablooey in my backyard – once falling (more…)

What It Means to be an Adult

When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.—1 Corinthians 13:11

A young woman told me in a slightly panicked voice that she was about to turn 18. “I don’t know how to adult!” she exclaimed.

“Of course you do!” I assured (more…)

His, Mine and Ours

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. – 2 Peter 3:18

If you’re a married woman, maybe you believe it’s strictly your husband’s responsibility to nurture you in your faith. Yes, the husband is the head of the wife even as (more…)

The Myth of Self-Confidence

People who know me well would describe me in many ways, but self-confident would not make the list. Growing up, I was often told I would never amount to anything. For a while, I believed it.

By God’s grace, I defied the low expectations set for me, and I have been blessed with both personal and professional success. But this is of (more…)