The hot waffle iron sizzled as my sister drizzled batter over each crevice and shut the lid. A few minutes later she had four steaming waffles stacked on a plate, with maple syrup and whipped cream on the side, ready to serve to her hungry kids. My mouth watered as I stared longingly at this…
Two men, two encounters with grace, two opposite responses.
You can't get anymore happily ever after than this.
How not to freeze during opportunities to share the gospel.
God made us human beings, not human doings. Which are you?
We all have unfulfilled longings and questions in this life. Author Christine Hoover reminds us in her book "Searching For Spring" that there is beauty to be found even in the hard places.
I had been living under the illusion that I was somehow better than others by focusing on the areas I didn’t struggle with (or so I thought), all the while failing to see the pride that was greater than my so-called success. Thankfully my good Father didn’t leave me in that frightful condition. He reminded me of something even greater than my ugly pride—His beautiful grace.
When we learn of tragic events, somehow I don’t think it’s enough to tweet trending hashtags or update your profile pic with a supportive logo. While those gestures aren’t wrong in and of themselves, I can’t help but wonder . . . surely members of the Body of Christ are called to something more?
It’s a scientific fact that humans are always talking to ourselves. (Scientists call this “self-talk.”) We talk to ourselves more than we talk to anyone else. Sometimes we’re our own cheerleader, talking ourselves into doing something difficult. Other times the conversation going on in our head is negative and destructive. On days you're lonely or discouraged, what do you tell yourself?