Church, do we despise the children?

Kids are rowdy, they knock over our shiny religious teacups filled with anger, impatience and selfishness. But their rowdiness is no excuse for our complacency. Protecting our whitewashed lives is not what God has called us to. When my boys were little I felt the tension between what I wanted to do with my days… Continue reading Church, do we despise the children?

Momma-Preacher: Meditations on Deuteronomy 6 and 11

"You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words I command you today shall be on your heart." Deuteronomy 6:5-6Therefore you shall love the LORD your God, and keep His charge, His statutes, His judgments, and His commandments always. Know… Continue reading Momma-Preacher: Meditations on Deuteronomy 6 and 11

Learning in silence- A lesson from my haste

For whatever reason, it seems Christmastime (especially last year and this year) is a time when the Spirit really admonishes me- in every sense of the word.I've been looking back, not in a longing way, not in a holding on to the past way, but as though I were an athlete looking at a previous… Continue reading Learning in silence- A lesson from my haste