Chuck, If God Can’t Write A Book, He Can’t Save Your Soul

I recently came across an article on Patheos by Baptist Pastor Chuck Queen. He argues that, because there are horrifying, violent, and tragic verses in the Old Testament, God’s Word, The Bible, is erroneous and full of mistakes. He thinks that these painful verses – these terrible stories – couldn’t possibly be what a Loving God intended to write down. The historic and Biblical …

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” …

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, …

Killing The Lies: Should Everyone Be Forgiven Without Exception?

Welcome to the second entry in my blog series about forgiveness. I recommend starting at the beginning for context, so if you haven’t already, check out the debut entry to this series: The Top 10 Most Prevalent Lies About Forgiveness. WHO SHOULD BE FORGIVEN & WHO SHOULD NOT? In the example of Matthew 18, things are pretty cut and dry. …

Killing The Lies: What Is Forgiveness, Really?

This is the first in a series of blogs about forgiveness. For a rough overview of talking points I’ll be covering, check out my “preface” blog to this series: The Top 10 Most Prevalent Lies About Forgiveness. Besides personal experience, I will be basing many of my ideas on Matthew 18, specifically verses 21-35. If you aren’t familiar with the …

The Top 10 Most Prevalent Lies About Forgiveness

I consider myself an expert on forgiveness. Seriously, anyone over the age of 20 who isn’t festering in bitterness is probably an expert on forgiveness. But forgiveness is still hard. Especially when we’re confronted with issues such as domestic violence, adultery, lies, betrayal, or theft. It’s hard to forgive people, especially friends and family, for taking advantage of our trust in them.

The Butterfly Philosophy

Just a snippet of some song lyrics I’m working on … Everything you do changes you, changes me, changes everything you think, What you hope, what you pray, changes everything you do; who you love, who you hate, what inspires your desire Lights a fire that burns in the windows of your soul. Everything you do is a cause, is effect, …