May 2, 2014

Blasphemed or Hallowed be His Name?

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Proverbs confirms for us that a good reputation is something to be treasured (Proverbs 22:1). However, sometimes we place more value on our own reputation (which is often a façade) than we do on the reputation of our God. We care more about how we look to others than we do on how well we represent our Lord.

By living a life sorely inconsistent with our testimony, we allow God’s name to …

April 19, 2014

Something to think about…

What exactly is it that causes that perverse glee to spring up in the heart of man when he sees another person fail? It’s evident on the front of every tabloid. We love to see someone else fatter than us, dumber than us, or seemingly more wicked than us.

We compare our strengths to someone else’s weaknesses and we pat our back pockets…the one containing those stones.

Sadly, the same thing happens in the church—especially if there is already angst against …

July 15, 2011

Worthless Idols

"Their idols are like scarecrows in a cucumber field, and they cannot speak; they have to be carried, for they cannot walk. Do not be afraid of them, for they cannot do evil, neither is it in them to do good." (Jeremiah 10:5)

Yesterday, on Facebook, I posted the following quote from Michelle Obama:

“I want people to know when they look at me, to be clear, …

July 6, 2011

Young Women, Idolatry & the Powerful Gospel

By Elyse Fitzpatrick

We are all inveterate worshipers — it’s just something we do without thinking about it. Worshiping is part of our nature because God created us to worship Him, and, by doing so, we bring both Him and ourselves deep pleasure (Ps. 16:11; 149:4). The world is full of worshipers, and some of them actually worship God. But the truth is that most of us worship idols.

It’s easy to identify idols that exist outside of us — like …

December 13, 2008

Aren’t they Cute?

Aren’t they cute? This is a photo of my parents the day they were married. Cool car, huh? Heading off into marital bliss, I wonder how long it took for reality to hit. Bills, burnt toast, dirty laundry, morning breath.

We often talk about the way new wives and mothers struggle with the monotony of every day life …

December 9, 2008

I Am What I Am: Growing in Thankfulness

My article, I Am What I Am, appeared in the Nov/Dec issue of Homeschooling Today magazine and I’m happy to be able to share it here with my readers.

I Am What I Am: Growing in Thankfulness

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward …

September 11, 2007

The Myth of the Perfect Family

Paul says in Titus 2 that the aged women are to teach the young women, among other things, to love their husbands and children, and to be “keepers at home.” If we decide it’s true that we as women are called by God to love and serve our families and keep our homes, then we as Christian women should do it wholeheartedly, because …