Category: Essay

Love Your Enemies

How to Love Your Enemies: The painting hung on the little piece of wall between the hall into the high school wing and the staff room. I’d see it as I rushed out of the bathroom, pigtails swinging, hands clean for lunch. It told a story that I knew before I ever went to school. “Whosoever shall lose his life for Christ’s sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.”

Accept Authority as a God-given Grace I

What caused the hippies to believe bucking authority would bring world peace? What caused my grandparents to conform to a sedate, self-sacrificing way of life under the authority of an ordinary man they called “bishop”? They grew up in the same generation after all.

Serve the Community & Let the Community Serve You

Tapioca pudding and serving the community? I’ll connect the two eventually.

Keep Sacred Things Sacred

See, little sister had pure white socks with a frill of lace that folded down neatly at the ankles. Mine were plain white, except the time in my fifth year when Mom couldn’t find white my size. Instead, she bought a pale lavender pair with sprigs of the tiniest rose buds ringing the top. Those Sunday socks delighted me. Unwittingly, they taught me something about the sacred.

Why Nit Picking Should Be Part of the Church

What changed nit-picking to something negative? Whatever the reason, most Christians today shy away from getting too close to other members of the Church. Yet God’s Word clearly calls Christians to care for each other by holding each other accountable.