A couple years ago, I joined my friends in their backyard to view the heavens through their telescope. I put my eye to a lens and gazed at a star millions of miles away from me. I witnessed the glow of a fire that burns 140,000 times hotter than our sun. I viewed photons, or particles of ... Read More about Shine Like the Stars
I'll admit it. I'm a recovering perfectionist. I'm not proud of it, and I've worked hard to overcome it. I think most perfectionism develops out of a desire for approval. When a child can't find acceptance among peers or approval from parents, she will often develop perfectionistic tendencies in ... Read More about Perfectionism or Excellence?
As I read The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis this past weekend, I came across a sentence that stopped me dead in my tracks. This short book is an allegory about heaven and hell and the choices we make--that it matters how we live now. In this fantastical story the narrator encounters people who want ... Read More about Seek and You Will Find
Some to Jesus I surrender, some to Him I freely give. I will sometimes love and trust Him, in His presence sometimes live. I surrender some. I surrender some. Some to Thee, my blessed Savior, I surrender some. I bet you never sang that one in church, but many of us truly live that way. We're ... Read More about I Surrender Some
I love the Lord. I'm sure you do too. I've said it, sung it, even written it in my journal like a love letter to Jesus. In the NIV, the word love appears 574 times. When looking at all the ways God calls us to put our faith into action, love is right up there with knowing, believing, and ... Read More about Love in Action and Truth