Don’t Lose Heart

Don’t lose a soft, gentle heart. It is easy to be angry, easy to feel what is evident, what everyone else feels. It’s good to understand our emotions, but ultimately consider the Holy Spirit’s influence in cohesion with our spirit and reason. Matthew 11:30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. We…

Understanding Surrender

There can be a lot of negative connotation around the word surrender, sometimes even underestimating its importance and meaning in our lives. Admiring fiercely independent people is easy as they are often our everyday heroes. We also know how brave it is at times to surrender, not always in big acts, but in the many…

Christianity is NOT Exclusive- It is Inclusive

Jesus became human to reach out to all people offering love and acceptance. God offered his love and said come as you are. Revelations 22:17 “Come! Whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” If Christians are not acting in love, they are not depicting the faith accurately. People will always be imperfect,…

21st Century Christianity

We are not living in the middle ages, or stone age for goodness sake. We are living in the 21st Century, an age of diversity and progression. It’s an age that people fight for civil equality and humanitarian rights that go beyond the past, the oppressive ways of thinking regarding gender, cultural awareness, and being…

The Dark Side of Religion

The dark side of Religion is when people begin to believe it is by their own merit, good works, moral compass, their right standing, their knowledge, anointing or calling that makes them “saved,” “worthy,” or “holy.” This enable pride, power, and destruction never truly being a part of God. We all know that cruel and…

Drink, Smoke, Pills, Food

I wonder just how many people who smoke, drink, take pills, over eat, or have any other habit, enjoyment, or addiction believe that they can’t love God and God can’t love them. It has often been preached, in many types of churches, that all these things are sins, moral sins, bumped right a long side…

Restoration

I saw an old dress. The top was tattered blue with a peach slip underneath showing through. The top was a V-neck with slender tares along the blue silk. The hem was unraveling at the bottom and the waist, and the slip that ran the length of the dress was somehow pulled through the waist…