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Private Sin. Public Penalties.

Private Sin. Public Penalties.

She stood before me and shrugged. “It’s not affecting anyone else.” So she thought. She honestly didn’t see how her lack of obedience to God hurt anyone else. The consequences didn’t seem that bad. After all, she’d obey eventually....
Perfect. But . . .

Perfect. But . . .

I gritted my teeth and held my tongue. I didn’t want to, you understand. I wanted to lash out at this man before me who was unleashing his anger upon me. I wanted to strike back in kind. I wanted to hurt him as he was hurting me. In that moment, I did something right....
Preparing for Freedom This 4th of July

Preparing for Freedom This 4th of July

Preparing for freedom, or at least its celebration. On Thursday, the United States will celebrate its 243rd birthday. Two hundred and forty-three years of standing on our own two feet, as it were. Of figuring out what that means. Of discerning where the balance lies...
If You Can’t Say Something Nice

If You Can’t Say Something Nice

Who grew up hearing, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” Yep, me. I did. I have both hands up in the air as I can remember hearing this mantra from adults throughout my life. It drives me crazy. Yes, this is another...
Receiving Compliments

Receiving Compliments

This may seem strange to you, but one of the hardest parts of becoming an author was learning to receive compliments. How well do you do this? Although some in the general public struggle with this, I wonder if this is a bigger problem in Christian circles....

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