I'm haunted by an Easter song! And if you've ever declared that Jesus lives in you, then maybe you should feel a bit haunted, too!
I'm conflicted. I don't want to share this because it's extremely personal. But I don't want to withhold it because it may be exactly what you need to read right now.
We all need to feel loved, not just know (academically) that we are. God knew that and sent Jesus to show us just how loved we are, helping us feel loved. Now it's our turn to help people feel loved, which means we've got to do more than just talk about it!
Would you spend 100+ years building something for the specific purpose of benefiting only a few people for less than two years? No? Well, God did. Yes, those people were that important to Him! (And so are you!)
If you promise not to think I'm bragging, I’ll tell you a story. But you’ve got to promise, okay?!? Because the story’s not really about me, anyway. I…just happen to be in it.
Is it enough to just go to church, have Christian friends, recite a prayer, and read a preset portion of the Bible? Or is there something else that's even more critical to eternal life than these valuable practices?
My life is so crazy right now that my regular routine is hardly noticeable! So what's keeping me from going insane?!
We all long to be loved, and we know we should recognize God's love demonstrations toward us in the small, simple acts of goodness done by others. But what if no one is doing anything loving for me? How can I feel God's love then?!
Are you feeling insignificant and unloved? Then this post is for you! Jesus's teaching about "dime a dozen" sparrows took on a richer, special meaning for me after I had this experience!
Can a risky interpretation of Matthew 13:24-30 and a clue-providing chorus really help me better accept my imperfections, life’s unfairness, and unanswered prayers, while also increasing my understanding of Matthew 6:22-23 (19-34) and 2 Corinthians 4:7 and 12:7-9?