What’s the Deal with Spiritual Gifts?

Charismatic churches and religions are growing, and evangelical churches are jumping in with spiritual gifts tests and classes, so many people are wondering, "What's the deal with spiritual gifts?" Spiritual gifts as a whole are much too large to cover in one blog post. However, I decided to write a little about them because of a comment on my last post, Religion Matters, where … [Read more...]

35 Things to Do Instead of Facebook

Let's be honest. For most of us, there's a lot to like about Facebook. I like reading my friends' status updates and looking at their pictures. I like seeing funny or inspirational memes. I like being encouraged through articles and Scriptures posted by others. I like stumbling across a recipe or quick tip that's helpful in my life. I like finding Christian … [Read more...]

Bible as Homeschool Curriculum

I believe that Bible should be taught as part of everyday homeschool curriculum. There. I said it. :) This is a very controversial topic, I have discovered. Now, I am still relatively wet behind the ears when it comes to homeschooling: I have a six year old. But I've attended three different homeschool conventions and read approximately 902,379,032 blogs about the … [Read more...]

Religion Matters

Instead of sharing straight from Scripture this time, I am going to share some things about my story. My heart is heavy with many things. I came across an old Tweet that I had re-tweeted from a previous pastor, with a quote that said something like, "God doesn't care about your religion; it's your relationships that matter." I agreed with it at the time, but things have changed … [Read more...]

Why Did God Use a Harlot and a Lie?

Is it ever okay to lie? I recently read the account in Joshua about Rahab who hides the spies. Ironically, just a couple days after reading that, I heard an interview on a Christian radio program with an author who wrote a book about lying. As part of their discussion, they brought up Rahab. The story about Rahab is found in Joshua, chapter 2. Moses has died and Joshua was … [Read more...]