Building a relationship with God and living life based on the dynamics revealed through that relationship.
This past week our family hosted three little boys from Ecuador who were invited to the United States to attend a soccer camp, and to play in the Hershey Cup soccer tournament. My love for South American culture was rekindled as we talked to late hours into the night, and served up as much rice and eggs as we could stand. (more…)
Gone are the days when I lamented hyphenated first name intros like, “This is Sherry–the girl who’s still single. . . ,” or “Remember Sherry–that jungle missionary I told you about?”
Ever been afraid of telling it like it is? Afraid of telling the truth because the would-be recipient was older, more experienced, or somehow more important than you were? After…
SOMEONE, help me with this–please! Just how responsible are women for maintaining the sexual purity of men? If you’ve ever been part of an institution that requires its girls or women to present themselves as if they’ve shopped at the mercantile and spruced up at the apothecary, you know what I mean. (more…)
On Sunday we finished our BUT-Kickers seminar with one last look at “Relationships in the Wild.” And after six weeks of hanging out in the Book of Judges I was ashamed to admit I was still outraged over the heinous, unbridled acts of depravity found in its pages. (more…)
“Word!” “Testify!” “Amen and amen!” Shouts of praise ushered me back to my childhood roots as we joined hundreds of people in New York City yesterday and celebrated The Resurrection of Jesus Christ. (more…)
This week we discussed “Relationships in The Wild,” the only fitting name I could think of to describe the resolute craziness of events in Judges, chapter 19. (more…)
"God, Say What?" Check out this article from today's edition of Inspire a Fire!
Today we revisited the story of Samson’s wife from Judges 13-15. This time we compared our takeaways from last week with testimonials from our own lives, and talked about how we have seen God use heinous acts perpetrated against us, or our disappointments, or devastations to help someone else. (more…)
I had to blow the dust off my copy of Timothy Keller’s, The Prodigal God this week, because I realized the lessons I thought I learned from this revolutionary book were getting lost in my personal rage as I read through the Book of Judges. (more…)