How to Choose a Church

How to Choose a Church

The church hurts people because it’s made up of hurting people. It’s made up of flawed, sinful, humans just like you! If you’ve ever in your life hurt someone, why are you surprised that someone in the church could also cause pain?

What Does it Mean to Be “Saved?”

What Does it Mean to Be “Saved?”

it’s a simple but loaded question, and one I thought appropriate to begin this series with: What does it mean to be “saved”? If you grew up in the church, you’ve heard this term thrown around since you were two. If you didn’t grow up around Christian language, the terminology and implications can be confusing. But I also believe there are a whole lot of people who believe they are Christians and actually have no idea what salvation is. That’s why this conversation needs to be had!

My Top Seven Reads of the Summer

My Top Seven Reads of the Summer

Summertime has seen the same stack of books on my coffee table. I’ve been working through them over the course of these last three months, usually a chapter or two a day from one or two. I like to mix up my reading list. Last summer I read a record number of novels (I don’t read much fiction) and I really need to get a few more fiction reads on my plate before year’s end! Most of these are Christian nonfiction. Without further ado, here are this summer’s picks!

God’s Not Looking for Debt-Free Virgins

God’s Not Looking for Debt-Free Virgins

“Men Prefer Debt Free Virgins (Without Tattoos)” surfaced a few days ago and since it’s already taking over the internet, I thought it timely to share my experience as a case study in debt-free virginhood. Before I met and married my husband, I was a debt-free virgin (without tattoos, which seems to be an important point, though I have yet to see its connection). Not only that, I met other criteria the article would applaud:

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.

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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.