Category archive: Christian Living

Why Marry?

I was asked a few weeks ago by someone, “Why Marry?” “Why should we get married?” My response was one I don’t think she expected. I gave her two reasons. The first reason was this: “You should marry because you have love to give.” When I was a teenager there was a lovely older couple at…

Cling to What is Good (a visit from an old friend)

Last Tuesday a boy who graduated from high school and left the children’s home in 2014 returned to the home to try and find me. I had started teaching him English back in 2006 when he was in 5th grade and enjoyed spending time with him until he graduated and left the home. Along with…

Feeling Resistance to God and the Church

Ever just not want to go to church on a Sunday? Or feel a strong resistance within yourself to avoid the prayer meeting or small group meeting? Pretty much every Christian has felt this at some point in their life. It’s one thing if the feelings of resistance are rare and only when you’re really tired…

Releasing peace in the kids…

There is a boy at the children’s home I serve at, KB, who has grown up in the home since he was an infant. He was 1 years old when I arrived at the home in 2005. As he has grown older he has been one of the tougher boys at the home, struggling with anger…

The Thank You Journal: A Life Changer

In 2010 I really wanted to become a more intentionally loving person. I was already good at showing love to the people I liked, but I was rarely intentional in showing love to those I didn’t know that well. So I made a New Year’s Resolution that year to show intentional love to a specific…

Expectations, Relationships, and True Hope

Ever gone to a movie having really high expectations and then feeling let down at the end of it? Often times the movie wasn’t that bad, it’s just that because of your high expectations the movie had no chance to wow you, no matter how great it may have been. I’ve found it’s best to…

Letting Go of Regret

Being a melancholy, I tend to overthink things and be hard on myself. I used to have a habit of nitpicking my weaknesses and dwelling on any mistakes. I could get into bed exhausted ready to sleep only to find myself suddenly thinking about some mistake or awkward moment and becoming wide awake. The regret from those…

Fighting for Purity

FIGHT for your purity! I know too many marriages and families that have been broken as a result of porn and infidelity. Men who never thought they would ever cheat on their wives ended up doing so because their porn addiction got deeper and deeper and the lust became too strong for them. And there has been…

Discipline vs. Punishment

The contrast between discipline and punishment is just as strong as the contrast between love and fear. Discipline is showing someone what they did was wrong and that they are made to be better. Discipline comes from a heart of love; love that refuses to ignore poor behavior and instead takes the time and effort to make sure the person learns…

Seasons of Deeper Healing

This past year there have been a number of people I’ve been counseling through deeper healing. They are all Christians who have been walking with God for some time and have become respected leaders in our church. For some of them their ability to worship God was suddenly hindered and they found themselves suddenly frustrated…

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