Why Theology is Essential

Why Theology is Essential

When I entered my first year at a Christian college, I thought I was pretty advanced in spiritual matters. I had grown up in church ever since I was born; and the older I became, the more I strived to portray the image of a “good Christian girl”...

3 Things to Remember about Your (Imperfect) Marriage

3 Things to Remember about Your (Imperfect) Marriage

Jim got sick and had to forsake his climb up the corporate ladder. This brought stress into his marriage to Jen that he would never have anticipated. Brad and Savannah got busier and busier and quit communicating as they should...

Why Motherhood is Only for the Faint of Heart

Why Motherhood is Only for the Faint of Heart

I’m in the unique and privileged position of receiving formal Mother’s Day thankfulness three times a year. Where we live the community recognizes Arabic Mother’s Day, British Mothering Sunday, and American Mother’s Day...

Dangerous Bible Study and Puffy Christianity

Dangerous Bible Study and Puffy Christianity

There is a perception among many evangelicals that Bible study is dangerous. I have heard it articulated by ministers and laypeople alike over the years. Once a woman in my Bible study told me her pastor had discouraged in-depth Bible study...

A Mother's Testimony of Peace

A Mother's Testimony of Peace

Talking about things like time zones and geography is a neat educational exercise for the kids. It also serves as a timely reminder to me of the steadfast love of the Lord and how his mercy never ends. All around the world, God is giving and sustaining...

6 Ways Moms Can Show Love to Their Daughters

6 Ways Moms Can Show Love to Their Daughters

Although motherhood as an institution has existed for millennia, I have yet to meet a mother who really thinks she’s mastered the trade. We all stumble along, making the same mistakes, on a desperate search for tips, solutions, and sound principles...

The Treasure of Transparency

The Treasure of Transparency

A treasured friend of mine would tell me a story from her days as a child. After her father would come home from work, her mother would tell him of the children's behavior that day. He'd call them into his presence and, holding them gently...

Theology Isn't Just For Men

Theology Isn't Just For Men

"I just don't think I could study the bible that way. My mind doesn't work like that," a friend said to me recently. "It seems like a lot of work," she added, revealing an underlying lie that so many women believe as truth: we aren't smart enough to understand the word of God on our own...

The Doctrines of Grace: Perseverance of the Saints

The Doctrines of Grace: Perseverance of the Saints

Before I became reformed I had no idea what the Doctrines of Grace were. I knew what the Bible said in regards to knowing Jesus and having faith, but there was always an underlying fear of “am I really saved?” I was a Christian struggling with sin...

The Doctrines of Grace: Irresistible Grace

The Doctrines of Grace: Irresistible Grace

The Doctrines of Grace (Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, and Perseverance of the Saints), also known as TULIP, are a hard thing to grasp, especially when you hear them for the first time. . .

The Doctrines of Grace: Limited Atonement

The Doctrines of Grace: Limited Atonement

The Doctrines of Grace shook my whole spiritual walk. I started studying them last year after a conference I attended, and after seeing some conversations among some Christian friends on Facebook. There was a huge shift in how I viewed God. . .

The Doctrines of Grace: Unconditional Election

The Doctrines of Grace: Unconditional Election

I remember it clearly, what I like to call my Damascus experience.  The moment that God impressed on my heart that He loved me, and I got it.  Something finally clicked, and that something would take me on a journey over the next year. . .