February 8, 2011

Are You a Recovering Razor Mouth?

The words of a wise man’s mouth are gracious, but the lips of a fool shall swallow him up…(Ecclesiastes 10:12)

I wrote Smoking Keyboards and Razor Mouthed Christians after a long period of conviction and trial. My “personality” is to be bold and direct with little thought to who I may offend. For many years, my natural inclination was to “speak the truth,” defining love only …

February 4, 2011

How to Tear Down Your Own House…

In 12 Easy Steps!

The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish pulls it down with her hands. (Proverbs 14:1)

I spoke last weekend at a retreat in Chicago for 400 mothers and daughters. I found it interesting the number of women who requested afterward the following list that appeared on one of my slides. It seems we all have this tendency to tear down, rather than build up, …

November 18, 2010

What is Abuse?

According to Webster’s 1828 Dictionary, the word abuse is defined as “ill use; maltreatment; misuse with bad motives or to wrong purposes.” It goes on to describe an abuser as “a ravisher or a sodomite.” Basically, to abuse is to use to the extreme something or someone (including ourselves) improperly, and to a bad end. To abuse is to “use wrongly.”

However, sometimes, when people use the word abuse, they …

May 5, 2009

Is it Lawful for a Christian to Sue a Christian?

My husband wrote a must-read article extremely relevent for the church today. Click HERE to read the whole thing on his blog.

“Whether or not a Christian should ever sue another Christian can be a subject of passionate debate. The root cause of the dilemma is scandalous. The Church of God is called upon to judge matters between …

April 28, 2009

When Reviled…

Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven… (Matthew 5:11-12)
Have you ever been lied about or hated because you did the right thing or because you stood up for the truth? Scripture says you should rejoice …

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April 10, 2009

Judging We Are Judged

by RC Sproul Jr.

No one likes to be judged, but everybody does it. Outside the church, of course, are those who embrace a relativistic ethic, wherein there is no objective right or wrong. Suggest otherwise to these good people, however, and you will know they believe you have embraced something objectively wrong. The one iron-clad moral law of our age is “Thou shalt not say there are any moral laws.” Inside the church things happen a …

February 25, 2009

Salty Christians

“Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.”
(Colossians 4:6)
Just as a little salt helps to make a savory roast; so will a little grace season the words of a Believer, creating a flavorful and acceptable testimony of Truth. Speaking graciously to ungracious people may be one of …

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