When I was a little girl, with utter fascination, I would watch my mother do her hair and makeup everyday. The shimmers, the sheens, the hues – it was all so mesmerizing. She had these jars of pomade and gel that gave her hair a flattering shine. I thought it was all so glamorous. Like most little girls, I wanted to be just like my … Continue reading Messy
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. – Matthew 5:9 It would certainly seem that peace and tranquility should be the default, while chaos must be created. However, quite the opposite is true. We create chaos with ease, while maintaining a peaceful life is something we must work towards. The irony isn’t lost on me, as it is much more … Continue reading Peacemaker
My phone rang. “Hey, Kris, it’s grandma! Hey, do you think you could give me a ride to the bank today? Our car is in the shop and I need to get this check deposited.” I drove to my grandma’s house, picked her up, and we headed out to the bank. We were sitting at a red light when, all of a sudden, my grandma … Continue reading Does God punish us?
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. – James 5:16 Over the years, I can’t help but notice that we’ve created this list of church-approved sins. Those sins, and those sins only, are the ones we will openly confess. Sure, we’ll tell our Bible … Continue reading Confess Your Sins to One Another
A few weeks ago I wrote a blog titled, “Women’s Ministries: Why so fluffy?”. (You can read the blog by clicking HERE.) In that blog I addressed the general lack of substance within many women’s ministries. Books, blogs, articles, podcasts, and videos directed towards Christian women tend to focus on two things and two things only: modesty and beauty. It’s frustrating, to say the least. … Continue reading Modesty: Beyond Bikinis & Bra Straps
But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately there came out blood and water. – John 19:34 Blood and water flowed from Jesus’ side and this is recorded in Scripture. Why? As I grow in my faith and understanding of God’s Word, I’ve come to the realization that nothing that is recorded in Scripture is there by accident. I believe … Continue reading Blood & Water
I just can’t help myself, I love the book of Genesis. Somewhere, Ken Ham is smiling right now. (I’m guessing, maybe, 3 of you got that joke). Any way, yes, I love the book of Genesis and I’ve read it several times. And, I’m currently studying it again now. Most of us know that the book of Genesis begins with The Creation. “In the beginning, … Continue reading It’s Your Breath