To the Girl Who Doesn’t Love God

To the Girl Who Doesn’t Love God

I knew love as a choice. Even when falling in love with my husband, it was the product of a planned, discerned choice for a man who shared my values and life goals. Love was not an impulse, sometimes not even an emotion. It was an action. It was resolve. I’ve...
Go With Him Two: Jesus’ Call to Selfless Service

Go With Him Two: Jesus’ Call to Selfless Service

I flipped open my notebook and read over scribbled notes dated April 24th. Matthew 5:38-42 38 “The law of Moses says, ‘If a man gouges out another’s eye, he must pay with his own eye. If a tooth gets knocked out, knock out the tooth of the one who did it.’ 39 But I...
Every Heart Kneels to Something

Every Heart Kneels to Something

I read it a hundred times, in several different versions, but never in the version in front of me. I kneel over the page and read it again: “…I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship....
How to Cultivate Worship in Your Home

How to Cultivate Worship in Your Home

I used to think an atmosphere of worship required flickering candles, Bethel music, and hour-long prayer sessions. When I was single, that used to be my reality. I’d read my Bible, turn on worship music, and spend more than thirty minutes enjoying the presence...