Countering Culture by Helping the Poor, Widows, and Orphans?

Matthew 25: 31-36 (NKJ):  “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy[c] angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. 33 And He will set the sheep on His right hand, … Continue reading Countering Culture by Helping the Poor, Widows, and Orphans?

Give In or Dig In and Trust God

Revelation 2:15-16 (NLT): I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! 16 But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth! I get it God; lukewarm Christianity is blah!   Monday, I wrote on Surviving the Famine, surviving the times in our … Continue reading Give In or Dig In and Trust God

Fifty Shades of……Don’t….Just Don’t

  Let me start by saying this is a different version of “Reblog of the Week” as I will be sharing things from multiple blogs as well as my own thoughts and feelings. Fifty Shades of Grey is now out in theaters.  Millions will see either see this movie or have read the book (and series).  Many, many, of those are Christians, Christian women.  Before we … Continue reading Fifty Shades of……Don’t….Just Don’t

Breaking Free from the Bondage of Betrayal

Since January 2014 I have been doing a study on Breaking Free by Beth Moore.  Yes a year is a long time to spend on one book, but I’m not just reading, I’m memorizing the scriptures, answering the questions, doing chapter outlines, and trying to apply all that I am learning.  I cannot move on to the next chapter until I feel like I have … Continue reading Breaking Free from the Bondage of Betrayal

Beyond the Book Review: Chapter 9: Come After Me

Just when you may have thought I’d forgotten about this series…….. In Chapter 9, Mr. Idleman has us take a look at Luke 9:23: Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.  Now, when I read this passage, I normally focus on the “take up his cross” part … Continue reading Beyond the Book Review: Chapter 9: Come After Me

How to Get a Christ-Centered Life

I am listening to the audio version of The Shack by William P. Young, and one concept from yesterday’s reading (listening) really got me thinking. [Yes, I realize that it is a fiction book; however there are some great insights in there.]  God doesn’t want to be the top of our hierarchy pyramid, he wants to be the center of our carousel. “I don’t just … Continue reading How to Get a Christ-Centered Life

Beyond the Book Review: Not a Fan: An Open Invitation

I know it has been a few weeks, but I haven’t forgotten about our open study on Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman. For those who are new to my blog, we are currently discussing the book Not a Fan. As the title indicates, it is more than a book review but far from an official book study. In Chapter 8, Kyle takes a long … Continue reading Beyond the Book Review: Not a Fan: An Open Invitation