Every afternoon, around 4 o’clock, my youngest daughter and I go outside to wait for my oldest daughter’s school bus. One day, as Quinn and I were waiting, a young man came walking down the sidewalk. An ear to ear grin came across Quinn’s face and she gave him a cheerful wave. He saw her, rolled his eyes, didn’t wave, and kept walking. I’m not … Continue reading Why didn’t you wave to my daughter?
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
One of the hardest people to forgive is you. Over the years, I’ve had to forgive myself for a lot of wrong doings. I forgave myself for the times I abused prescription drugs. I forgave myself for the years I drank too much. I forgave myself for using illegal drugs. I even forgave myself for the years of self-harm. If the good Lord could … Continue reading My Freedom
Is it a sin to drink alcohol? I haven’t taken a survey or anything, but if I had to guess, I would say most Christians have had an alcoholic beverage at some point in their life. So, if drinking alcohol is, in fact, a sin, there are quite a few Christians who have some repenting to do. Psalm 104:14-15 tells us that wine makes a … Continue reading Is drinking a sin?
You are either going to love me for this post…or you’ll hate me for it. Let’s hope it’s the former, not the latter. Is swearing a sin? Some Christians will say yes. They will quote Ephesians 4:29 which says, “Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so … Continue reading Is Swearing a Sin?