(Image Credit) Who do you submit to? I know, it's a weird thought isn't it? Uncomfortable. I feel defensive as soon as I ask it. "I don't submit to anyone!" Is my instinctual reaction. But it's really not true. We all submit to other people in our lives. If we didn't, anarchy would reign. We … Continue reading Submission to others as a child of God
Someone once said to me, " If you only submit yourself to people you agree with you're not submitting yourself to anyone. You're hanging out with people you agree with, but you're not submitting yourself to anyone." The point being, at the root of what it means to submit yourself to another person is the … Continue reading Christian Submission: The eagle dive of freedom
I'm getting nervous ya'll. On Monday I start the capstone class for my BSN. I've been trying to sit with this uneasiness and discern where it's coming from. I've decided it's just the discomfort of being stretched beyond my zone. I'm a comfort addict. And a chronic conflict-avoider. Those scriptures about God being the God … Continue reading Confessions of a comfort addict
A Facebook friend recently asked a question after reading my piece about the 8 words. Her question in essence was, "How does God want you to love your husband when he doesn't share the same love of Christ you have?" I'm not a seminary graduate, but as my pastor says, I am a theologian. We all … Continue reading A theology of loving your unbelieving spouse
In the days of the Norwegian awakening in 1850, the revival of faith in Christ among Christians sparked a birth of an order of service to the sick and poor. The Kaiserswerth deaconesses began serving their communities as trained nurses out of a renewed joy of their salvation in Jesus. Their renewed fervor for … Continue reading Will Christian nurses lead the way in providing healthcare for the marginalized?
The tension was thick. My husband and I sat opposite ends of a 6 foot couch and 23 years of piled up trouble from each other in a last ditch effort to save our marriage. "Well, what about you? Your wife shared where she thinks some of her wrong thinking has come from. What do … Continue reading Hope grows where the light shines