Writing to the church in Thessalonica, Paul instructs them to express gratitude at all times.
I’m often baffled when a person who is a committed follower of Christ asks, “What’s your calling?”
To me, the answer is a no-brainer. The “call” of every Christian is the same: to commit ourselves to follow Jesus and be conformed to His image. [Tweet this] In other words, the calling on our lives is to press our noses so close into the shoulder blades of Jesus that He’s the only one we see and follow.
The real question isn’t “What’s your calling?” Continue Reading...
Wrestling with the hard questions of faith forces us to open our eyes to God in unexpected ways. We begin seeing God move in ways we never dreamed. We catch glimpses of God in impossible situations. Continue Reading...
This week I'm giving away THREE copies of my friend, Jennifer Grant's book, Love You More. Jennifer is the author of two books of nonfiction and is a contributor to Fullfill, Sojourners‘ God’s Politics blog and Christianity Today’s her.meneutics blog for women. She is currently at work on two new projects: Disquiet Time and 12: A Daybook. For more than a decade, she wrote features, columns, restaurant reviews, and even - for a time - the police blotter (reporting on stolen garden gnomes, possession of drug paraphernalia, and other shenanigans) for Sun-Times Media papers. She is a promiscuous reader who (usually) finishes what she starts, but is just as likely to be found reading Dinosaur Bob as Kate Chopin. Released in May 2012 from Worthy Publishing, MOMumental: Adventures in the Messy Art of Raising a Family was featured in Publishers Weekly and The Christian Science Monitor. Grant is a graduate of Wheaton College (IL) and received her Masters degree in English literature with concentrations in fiction writing and critical theory (Go Derrida!) from Southern Methodist University. She lives with her husband, four children, and a wise and affectionate mutt named Shiloh outside of Chicago, Illinois.
I recently had the chance to ask Jennifer a few questions about her book: Continue Reading...
Over the last few months I’ve watched Margaret, face this great adversity courageously and with way more energy than I could believe possible. One of my favorite pet names for my wife is Tigger (from Winnie the Pooh) because she’s full of so much energy—bounding with ideas, always ready for the next adventure and that has continued during this time as well.
If only you could see my wife with her boxing gloves on.
The adversity we’ve been facing has stripped her of much of her energy, but I stand in awe that time and time again she keeps getting back up—even after those dirty dog bad days that follow chemo.
I don’t crash Margaret’s blog very often (except for recipes), but I feel compelled to ask you to pray for us today.