An Eternal Perspective for Momentary Trials

Hot tears threatened to overtake my usually controlled emotions as I sorted through the state of things. It is a dreadful thing to watch a loved one suffer or falter, and the harsh reality I had been forced to reckon with was eating at me. I was a mess, and there was no solution (humanly…

On Behalf of the Unborn: A Letter to My Congressman

Dear Congressman Upton, As the U.S. Representative of Michigan's 6th District, it is your desire, I presume, to represent before Congress the residents of your district, which you cannot well do without knowing what it is we believe in and stand for. For this reason I write to you today. On your website you specifically…

Why There’s Always Hope

So, I've been noticeably absent on here for quite some time for several reasons. One is that I've found myself increasingly reticent to spill out my thoughts for the whole world to read. It's not that the whole world actually reads my blog, but the idea that anything posted on the internet becomes public domain…

Vertical Change

In his short online devotional titled "Vertical Change", Paul Tripp brought up some very provoking thoughts that drew my attention to the seriousness of vertical sin, not just horizontal. What does that mean, vertical sin? To use his words, "Every act of human wickedness committed against another human being starts with the breaking of intimate,…

Hello and Goodpie

You know all those "what/who are you most like" quizzes on Facebook and elsewhere? (If you actually don't know what I'm talking about, be grateful.) Well, I took one today, and I'm not sure what this answer says about me. What Dessert Matches Your Personality? You got: Pie You’re pie. You’re a class act and…

Houston, We Have a Problem

This is seriously bad, ya'll. It's the middle of July and I am wearing a hoodie. Yes, a hoodie. The real problem is that come January I AM GUNNA DIE! Ok, done with the panic attack. I'll be alright, really. I'm just gunna make a nice pot of hot tea and snuggle up on the…

Sunday Morning Preparation

How many Sunday mornings have I shown up for church with a heart prepared for worship? Usually it's with a mind full of last night's activity, today's lunch plans, and tomorrow's to-do list. But that's no way to show up for corporate worship. A few weeks ago I stumbled upon this list of ways to…

The Painful Truth

Why is it that the little things in life are what can excite you or frustrate you most? Like when you discover your phone has a portable hotspot (who knew!). Or when your needle in the sewing machine breaks as you're working on the last step on your dress the night before Easter. (Yeah, that…