77 Times

"To be Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you." As a self-proclaimed collector of words, this quote by C.S. Lewis made me stop for a moment and add it to the ever growing list of ones worth remembering. Granted, anything that came from the mind of the man … Continue reading 77 Times

Advertisements

Pharisee in Me

People like to ask a reoccurring, rhetorical Christian question: Are you a disciple or a Pharisee? That question has always irritated me somewhat. It seems like an insult to even suggest I would ever be as awful as those who executed Jesus. I was raised with the idea that Pharisees were the ultimate villains. My … Continue reading Pharisee in Me

The Prayer Problem

Time for some convicting and unflattering honesty on my part. I am not good at praying. Unfortunately, it doesn't end there.¬† Here's the truly convicting and incredibly unflattering part: Because I'm not good at it, I don't like praying. Every bone in my church-born-and-raised-body fights to bury that very un-Christian-like thought that arises in me … Continue reading The Prayer Problem

Not Today Satan

I've always been a little wary of the, shall we say,¬†supernatural¬†side of Christianity. That stuff was never talked about in my church. It wasn't even in anyone's vocabulary. Yes, we read the stories of miraculous healing and prophecies. We read about casting out demons and cursing lands. There were references to Satan "attacking" Christians, but … Continue reading Not Today Satan