The Study of Peace and Rest

I haven’t been writing a lot recently. Not only had a new school year started off, and teaching three of my four children, but also my husband is back in school as well. I feel like I need to crack a textbook around here to feel a part of something! In all seriousness though, I…

Points of Debate

I mentioned the debate I sat in on in the last post. The topic of this particular debate was ‘Is there a more rational set of beliefs than Christianity?’ The atheists all spoke about how irrational our God is. The Christians compared the inerrancy of the Bible to other religions. One atheist, in his opening…

Debate Night

At our church tonight we held a forum for Backyard Skeptics, and their panel of atheists. We had our couple of Christian guys up there holding our side of the debate. It’s an interesting thing, sitting in on a religious debate. I found it just a tad frustrating. Question and answer time is always great…

Divine Dynasty

This video of Phil Robertson of the popular A & E series Duck Dynasty, may be worth your time. Love God, and love each other. “What could be so hard about that?”

Worth Kneeling For

I love to think about one day bowing my knee, in person, to the One I love to worship. The Bible says every knee will bow. I can’t help but think that this means one day there will be a clarity there that is not here today. Like, “Oh…My…God…”, but it won’t be blasphemous because…

Will I Go?

This was the question posed. Will I go with Jesus, despised and rejected of men, outside the city gate? Of course in our day and age this question is mostly figurative. If you were a gentile, (not of the Jewish faith/race), sick with leperosy, a criminal, ceremoniously unclean, and for any other reason they deemed…

Note to God’s People (#1)

“And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.” Romans 6:13 If you’re like me, you may have had this invisible checkbox next to this verse. Most of us, at some time…

Pointless Past, or Precious Purpose

Nothing. Radiation… Gas…Energy. Time. Water. Time. Single-celled amoeba’s. Time. More time. You. Does this make sense to anybody? We teach this to children, at least in the U.S., starting from a very young age, but then wonder why they grow up with a devalued sense of another person’s importance. For instance, if I raise my…

God, Stop Talking!

We were finishing up our day at the beach, and my kids and I were taking the sand toys down to the water to rinse them off. An older gentleman stopped to admire the large hole my kids and their friends had forged in the break line of the waves. He and his wife had…

Perfect Score

I’ve been taking golf lessons. First, to humor my husband and create more time together, but now I’ve learned to relax and enjoy the time outside. The thing I’ve learned about golf is you have to maintain realistic expectations. You’re not going to green it every time, and even if you do, it might take…

What Keeps Souls Outta Heaven? (personal musings)

Pride. It’s the nĂºmero UNO reason for why some won’t even admit an existence of God, let alone a worshipful heart towards Him. Pride speaks louder than words. It’s wrinkled and gnarled hands grip invisibly around the necks of unsuspecting victims; those unwilling to stand in diligent guard against it. It’s an insidious enemy, painlessly…