Christian, you are in ministry

  Tomorrow, people all over the U.S. will go to a local church. I have an opinion about what most of us going to church tomorrow think doing ministry means. I'd guess if you asked the average church attender, who among them is doing the work of the ministry, I bet they'd point to the… Continue reading Christian, you are in ministry

Why I love “The Little Drummer Boy”

Dr. Russel Moore, me and my gone-to-Jesus Grandma Oleta have something in common: The Little Drummer Boy is one of our favorite Christmas songs. I read Dr. Moore's, "In Defense of 'The Little Drummer Boy'" this morning and smiled. I've been driving through busy traffic, writing to-do lists, wrapping presents, and trying to stay on… Continue reading Why I love “The Little Drummer Boy”

Confessions of a comfort addict

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

Living from a gospel-transformed identity

I've been wrestling with how to put to words what God has been teaching me about my identity from John 13 for the past year.  Yesterday I found someone with the words I've been looking for. In the Preparing our Hearts for Easter: A Lenten Devotional, day 38 titled, "The Washing" the author writes reflecting… Continue reading Living from a gospel-transformed identity