As I reflected on my situation with the offended woman, I thought of how Christ treated me. When I was living in complete rebellion against Him, He pursued me, diligently and patiently. When I sinned again and again, He forgave me. And when my sin created a barrier between us that I couldn’t cross, through His death, He tore it down.
Today’s Instagram culture doesn’t leave much room for the authentic. Have an imperfection? No problem. There’s a filter for that! And who needs real friends when you can have 1,000 followers on Twitter? With the right lighting and proper angles, everyone can look like anyone but their real selves. The world looks at the exterior,… Continue reading Searching For Deep and Real Relationships
“What do I need you for?” I said those words. To my husband. It was the worst thing I’d ever said to him. And it haunts me to this day. Our marriage was in trouble. Our daughter was a toddler. I was earning six figures working full time, and felt I largely parented alone. My… Continue reading The Self-Sufficiency Façade
“God doesn’t want anyone to be alone, and I’m not going to disappoint Him.” That’s a powerful quote from my grandmother, something she said to my mother when she was a child. They apply, among other things, to how we do life with others, especially our brothers and sisters in Christ. God made us to… Continue reading Our Innate Need for Community
Sometimes what I think is of the highest priority, isn’t, and what I put aside is really what I should focus on. I walked downstairs and saw my mom talking on the phone. She was empathetically offering words of comfort to a friend in need. I noticed the dinner dishes still on the table and… Continue reading Misaligned Priorities