Watch Out for Hallmark

My daughter adores Hallmark Christmas movies, and has no trouble watching the same one over and over again. Of course, if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. The plot goes something like this: girl meets boy, either girl or boy detests Christmas (the other loves it), and by the ringing of midnight on Christmas, […]

Dear College Student

Dear College Friend, Instrumental music plays in the background as I sit in a lounge chair in a building that didn’t even exist when I was here at this college (my alma mater). In an hour, I’ll head over to the BSU (Baptist Student Union) building for a worship service. Fourteen years have lapsed since […]

Dear Young Married

Whether you’ve been married 2 months or 2 years, the “honeymoon phase” has ended and you’ve realized that the day-to-day life isn’t quite as romantic and adventurous as you had imagined. Bills and laundry have replaced hand-holding outings and eye-gazing over cups of cappuccinos. But just because the enchantment of dating has ended doesn’t mean […]

A Face-off with the Green-eyed Monster

“We all stumble in many ways” James tells us (James 3:2). Everyone, regardless of personality or privilege, will struggle with their flesh. The concern comes when we stumble but don’t struggle. In other words, am I giving in to my sinful inclinations–today, envy–or am I fighting against it? Do I excuse it (or even nurture […]

3 Main Purposes of Bible Study

 “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” ~Acts 2:42 Obviously, we can glean numerous benefits from corporate Bible study time with other believers, but I want to focus on the 3 main purposes I think we join together.  Some people come looking for networking opportunities, others just […]