Have you ever wondered why God gave us sexuality but then didn’t give us any real practical ways to be able to control it? … More Sex and Relationship Advice from the Song of Solomon
“You’re so good. You wouldn’t understand.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had people say this kind of thing to me. And I guess I can understand why. I have always been the kind of girl that had every outward appearance of piety. Being a preacher’s kid, a minister’s girlfriend, a missionary’s wife, … More Good Girls Struggle in Secret [How Shame and Silence Are Keeping Us in Sin]
I love a good romance and chick flick. When I am by myself (or I have the opportunity to indulge in a movie on a long flight), the likes of Pride and Prejudice and any-chick-flick-with-Anne-Hathaway-in-it are my happy companions (along with dark chocolates and a sketch pad). Yet, as cute as this new movie seems, “Me Before You” is … More Why “Me Before You” Is Not on My Must Watch List
“I love shopping at Target but I love Jesus more.” I read these words and I stopped. Does shopping at Target really mean that I hate Jesus? Will I lose my soul if I don’t follow along with everyone else as they boycott yet another wayward company? It may seem like a black and white … More Should I Boycott If I Love Jesus?
It was a hot and humid day. So hot and humid that even in this store the warm, thick air fought with the air-conditioner in a life or death struggle over which would hold the consumers in its embrace. The air-conditioner was putting up a good fight, but it was just barely prevailing. It was … More What I Learnt About Life from a Man with No Arms and a 20 Cent Coin | Mission Moments
“So tell me,” the interviewer began, “How do you keep a blog that’s about fitness, food, and faith without pushing away and intimidating those who don’t have faith?” “Ha ha, well, that’s the question,” the interviewee started, hesitantly, “I’m very careful about that, so, I just put a little out every second Sunday. Actually, it’s … More Is Jesus Happy with My #blessed Hashtag?
Words flow easily and freely from me. For better or for worse, I love to open my mouth and be heard. Yet, while words may come easily to me, it seems that the one person all my wrath, unpleasantness, and nasty words are reserved for is my husband. The one person who means the most … More 6 Simple Phrases That Can Save Your Marriage
We want to study our Bibles. We know we should study our Bibles. The preacher tells us pretty much every Sunday that we should study our Bibles. There’s nothing really stopping us from studying our Bibles… …and yet, for all that, we don’t study our Bibles. Why? It’s not that we don’t have the time. If you are reading this … More Why Don’t I Want to Study My Bible? [4 Strategies for Building a Stronger Bible Study Habit]
I never used to feel there was any problem with the way the Bible was approached in women’s circles. Maybe I was too busy enjoying the laughter, Lipton tea and Tim Tam biscuits to notice. The fellowship was great, the message seemed good enough, and I was spending time in the Word like a good Christian. … More We Need to Rethink Bible Study [A Challenge to Move from Milk to Meat]
Why do I write about spirituality and fitness? When I first started writing, I was in a dark place. I felt then, as I had felt for most of my existence, that areas of my life were slipping out of balance. I had been in Singapore for a year, studying the Bible at Four Seas Bible … More When Healthy Made Peace with Holy and Gave Life to Happiness