Tag: truth

The Quiet Time Conundrum

I never liked “time-outs.”  I never ever liked to take afternoon naps as a kid, and I never ever liked “quiet times.”  I was always on the move, causing both a ruckus and a headache for my parents and teachers one day at a time!…

It Takes A Village (To Raise a Missionary)

There is an old African proverb that says, “It takes a village to raise a child.”  But, over this past year, I’ve realized that it also takes a village to raise up and send out a missionary (especially a crazy and injury prone one…

Preparing for a Porn Conference: This Christian’s Walk on the Wild Side

I never thought these words would ever come out of my mouth, but here it goes… In exactly one month, I will be attending a porn conference in Vancouver, Canada.   Now before anyone freaks out – or rushes over to their cell phones to…

[Be]loved – A Poem

Hi all.  I wrote a little poem for you (but mainly for me).  Sometimes it’s easy to forget that our past mistakes do not define us, so I wrote this as a little wake up call.  I wrote this poem to remind me of my…

To Sin Less or to Be Sinless: That Is the Question

Sometimes, I get so tired of being a Christian.  Literally, I get exhausted to the point of needing multiple power naps a day. This week I finally decided to sit down and ask myself, “Why the heck do I feel this way?”  If the…

Finding My Identity In the Midst of Idolatry

“Your pain could be God prying open your life and heart to remove a gift of His that you’ve been holding on to more dearly than Him.”  – Tullian Tchividjian Let go. Two words that are simple to understand and simple to write.  Two words…

Why Terrible People Make Excellent Missionaries

I was listening to a sermon this past week and heard this quote: “Christianity is beggars telling other beggars where to find bread”  -D.T. Niles What a profound quote for a struggling legalist like me to hear.  News flash: I am not a baker…

Fight the Good Fight

After a month of experiencing the beauty of South Africa, I have finally been faced with some really ugly truths. My eyes are being opened wider to the pain and the struggles that so many people have to deal with each day.  I have…