Reactionary Atheism: When Evil Is Bigger Than God

Some of the most pain-riddled people you will ever encounter will call themselves atheists. While some atheists are calmly secure in their unbelief, others lash out at Christians with vehemence. I call these people, “reactionary atheists,” because often they do in fact believe in God. I know this because they are so very angry at him. I do not say …

A misty forest road. Photo by Mirko Delcaldo.

What A 3,000 Year Old Poem Has To Say About Trump, Clinton, & Modern Politics

As I read through the Pslams with the girls, I am often struck by how relevant they are to our modern political and cultural plight. This of course should not be surprising, since the human hand that penned them was inspired and directed by a divine author who has known us heart and soul since before the dawn of time. Today I read …

Response: 5 Optimistic Thoughts That Will Change Your Perspective On Life

In a recent article on Elite Daily, writer Miranda Athanasiou listed five “optimistic thoughts” that will supposedly change your perspective on life and turn you into a happier person. There’s just one problem. Most of her “optimistic thoughts” are superficial yet very popular lies. In fact, I’d venture to say that if you believe these lies, and live them out to their logical …

Bleeding Heart Flower

Sola Gratia: Don’t Blame My Sin On Jesus

I’ve been doing a lot of contemplating about my “ministry” today. That word sounds so stuffy and prideful when applied to me. I’m not a minister and I’m not a preacher. I’m a mother who composes songs, writes blogs, is scribbling down a few novels, and likes to sing and play the piano. I would never dream of putting my “ministry” …

A Christian Response To The Orlando Massacre & Christina Grimmie Shooting

The news out of Orlando this week has been both terrifying and heartbreaking. In addition to the Pulse nightclub massacre, Christian singer Christina Grimmie was shot while signing autographs after her concert. The two stories are separate. The killers were different people with different beliefs and different agendas. The victims were diverse; of different religions, lifestyles, ages, and races. Nevertheless, …

P.G. Wodehouse, Bertie Wooster, & God

by Kevin DeYoung P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) is hands down one of the best writers in the English language, ever. He isn’t profound. He isn’t penetrating. His books may not be dissected in lit classes. But his command of vocabulary and syntax is amazing and his humor is, unlikely other humorists, actually very, very funny. There’s nothing like unwinding with a …

How Can You Love Someone The Way Jesus Loves Them?

When dealing with difficult people, I’ve often been advised to “Love them like Jesus would.” But, if we’re really going to be honest about who Jesus is, that’s humanly impossible. Jennifer GreenbergShe’s a Texan stay-at-home mom of three who listens to heavy metal and likes black licorice. She’s baking, piano-playing poet who loves fantasy literature, Star Trek, and will slay …

Baphomet: The Satanic Tradition of Abortion

Before Christ was born, Satan killed millions of children in hopes of thwarting Eve’s promised Messiah. Now, after Christ, our children feel the wrath of a sore loser. Jennifer GreenbergShe’s a Texan stay-at-home mom of three who listens to heavy metal and likes black licorice. She’s baking, piano-playing poet who loves fantasy literature, Star Trek, and will slay you at Scrabble. …

Thoughts on Tribulation & The Rapture, by Holocaust Survivor Corrie Ten Boom, 1974

The following is a letter written by Nazi Concentration Camp survivor, Corrie Ten Boom. Corrie and her family were imprisoned for trying to help Jews. After escaping, she went on to minister to suffering and persecuted people all over the world. Her words here are so profound, and brought me to tears, so I want to share her amazing message with …

Do You Imagine Bible Prophets As Old Men … Or Teenagers?

So I was reading the Bible tonight, and had a bit of a revelation. Check out this passage from Jeremiah 1: Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” 6 Then I said, …