"For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing." Romans … Continue reading I Want to Do Right… but I Keep Doing Wrong.
I LOVE Jen Wilkin. She writes with theological depth, precision, and beauty, and I'd enthusiastically recommend her books to anyone. Her excellent book, In His Image, explores ten ways we can reflect God's character. Here are some of my favorite takeaways: We are not merely saved from depravity; we're saved to holiness. Conversion entails consecration. … Continue reading 10 Quotes: In His Image by Jen Wilkin
We tend to be pendulum swingers. If we struggle in a particular way, we push back too hard in the opposite direction. This often happens with the topic of comparison, especially among women. Because there are so many sinful ways we're tempted to compare, we’ve overcompensated. “Be content with who you are” has been repackaged … Continue reading Comparison Isn’t Always “The Thief of Joy”… Sometimes It Helps Us Grow
Jesus’ command to love our enemies is difficult to obey and easy to build limits around. We know it applies to those who oppose Christ and His followers. We know it should prepare us for provocation and persecution from the antagonistic. But we don’t always consider how it pertains to our brothers and sisters in … Continue reading Loving Our Enemies (When They’re In Our Churches)
When God saves us and puts a new heart within us, we will genuinely desire to grow in holiness. But the problem is, we often want shortcuts. We want to BE without the hard process of BECOMING. We want to be patient without having our patience tested. We want to be forgiving without others sinning … Continue reading There Are No Shortcuts to Holiness
Twelve months ago, I brought a refugee woman (who's since become a friend) to the hospital for the birth of her baby. It was special. Monumental. To be there for her at such an important time. To watch her other children so that her husband could meet his new son. To spend hours upon hours … Continue reading Ministry Is in the Little Moments
I read The Knowledge of the Holy every January. It's short, theologically dense, and beautifully written. No single book has stirred my heart to worship as much as this one. To give you a little taste, here are 10 of my favorite quotes. Between His attributes no contradiction can exist. He need not suspend one … Continue reading 10 Quotes: The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer