The Church CANNOT Compete with Starbucks

The Christian Church simply cannot compete with Starbucks. Likewise, we cannot compete with bars, casinos, clubs, lounges, theaters, restaurants, amusement parks, or arcades. We will lose every single time. Now, the good news is: we aren’t in competition with coffee houses or casinos. Companies like Starbucks and Dave and Busters exist solely to provide the consumer with entertainment and luxury. They will do whatever the … Continue reading The Church CANNOT Compete with Starbucks

The Gospel is like a good movie

We all have that list of movies we can watch over and over again, all the while, never getting bored with them.   For me, basically any movie starring Ben Stiller is on that list. Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, and Zoolander have me in stitches every time I watch them.     Of course, The Princess Bride, is a cinematic masterpiece, so naturally, … Continue reading The Gospel is like a good movie

Messy

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

Let’s Talk About Religion

I’m more spiritual than religion Jesus is MY religion, man Keep your theology, keep your doctrine, keep your religion: Just give me Jesus It’s about a relationship, not religion. We’re even hearing it in contemporary Christian music. The song “The God I Know” by Love & The Outcome has a similar message. Religion is bad. That’s not what Christianity is about. Religion is man-made. You … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Religion

Peacemaker

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