Slavery did not begin in the 1800s. It did not begin in Exodus 1, nor did it end as the children of Israel’s feet touched dry land at the end of Exodus 14. Our freedom wasn’t stolen from us by the Enemy. We handed our faith and freedom to the Enemy in Genesis 3 when we chose to believe him over what God had said. (more…)
It is very hard to be a parent in society today, but I would have to say it’s even harder to be a father. We have all these expectations and molds that men should meet in the workforce, in our households, and even in the church. We seem to lose sight of the One who created the mold, and instead we try to force men to produce behaviors that we anticipate them to produce on their own without any explanation or guidance as to why they should. Even worse, if they don’t fit our cookie cutter mold, we write them off or throw them out. The generation we live in is now called “The Fatherless Generation.”
Can I just be real with you for a minute? That’s the kind of conversation I love having with friends who are also moms. I have friends with grandchildren, college-age children, kids in high school, elementary school, preschool, and infants. One thing I love is when we can be completely transparent with one another, without comparing ourselves and our (more…)
As we optimistically wait for Easter Sunday, we find ourselves focusing on Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection, as we should. Good Friday and Easter Sunday capture our hearts because the former is the day we died to sin with Christ and were resurrected with Him to a new life. Not many people think about the events that led up to Jesus’ death. Jesus was betrayed, arrested, put on trial, falsely accused and convicted, then sacrificed by His own people. I would say that very few of us can identify with anything Christ had to go through to fulfill our Father’s plan. I have never (more…)
If you were raised in church, you remember the parable of the prodigal son. The story is found in the Gospel of Luke 15:11-32. If you have never heard the story, the younger of two sons asked his father for his inheritance and squandered it by living recklessly without considering that his inheritance could run out. A famine came and he resorted to trying to figure things out on his own. He worked as a pig farmer and even the pigs’ food looked appetizing to him, because he was so hungry. No one helped him or gave him (more…)
I never knew that God’s love for His son could be radically displayed on Earth until November 22, 2010, and again on February 5, 2013.
On those days my life changed forever. Life was no longer about (more…)