Our Offensive Gospel

Our Offensive Gospel

Last week, I got a question about how to make the Gospel less offensive. This sparked a lively conversation about how that’s not actually possible. But why? If it’s good news, what’s so offensive?

I Like Him. Now What?

I Like Him. Now What?

At some point or another we have felt the thrill of admiring that particular guy, whether he turns out to be our husband or just a temporary interest. But we’re in conflict: we may like him, but what do we DO about it?

How to Avoid the Bible Journaling Mentality

How to Avoid the Bible Journaling Mentality

Whenever I’m on Instagram, I feel like there’s someone who is posting about their “Bible journaling.” I see lots of florals in the margins, song lyrics written in sharpie over entire pages of Scripture, and artwork rendering the text beneath illegible. Don’t get me wrong—I’m not against Bible journaling. But there’s a certain type of Bible journaling that does not approach Scripture with the kind of honor and respect that it deserves.

What the Bible Doesn’t Say About Women (Part Two)

What the Bible Doesn’t Say About Women (Part Two)

Last week, readers couldn’t have enough good to say about part one of this series. We discussed some popular conservative narratives about women that cannot be supported by Scripture, encouraging you to do research for yourself. This week Lisa and I finish our conversation on things the Bible actually doesn’t say about women.

Pray Specifically, Wait Patiently, Reap Abundantly

Pray Specifically, Wait Patiently, Reap Abundantly

The moment my phone vibrated with the text alert, it was as if the suspension was blown out of my world. Months of praying, hoping, wishing, and waiting were suddenly brought to a halt at once. The news was in, and it was good.

I sat at my desk as tears welled up in my eyes. I cried too, Mr. M’s text said. God is so gracious.

After the initial shock, surprise, and emotion I immediately wanted to tell everyone within a fifteen foot radius of myself. Since that included my phone I would have liked to send a mass text trumpeting the information, but we decided to stay quiet till more details come to light. So I just sat, thinking back on the last seven months.

Why Don’t I Have a Boyfriend?

Why Don’t I Have a Boyfriend?

Brought to the end of my timeframe and expectations, I had no choice but to look up. And once I looked up to the Lord, He encouraged me to look in… to evaluate if I was the kind of girl who even deserved to have a boyfriend.

25+ Resources for Christians Learning About Race Relations

25+ Resources for Christians Learning About Race Relations

I grew up in the northern Midwest United States, about two hours south of Canada. Because I was northern, raised in a Christian home, and believe “all men are created equal”, I firmly believed racial prejudice did not exist in my life or even in my geographical area. I associated racism with the South and the sixties. This view – unconscious though it was – went unchecked because my hometown is almost entirely white. 

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I’m Phylicia, and I believe in abundant life, practically. In singleness or marriage, work or home, we can live as overcomers in Christ. Join me in learning how to apply God’s Word and preach the gospel with your life.