Biographical Sketching · Sanctification

Confession: Calling out Racism Starts with Self-Evaluation (Part 1)

I've experienced "racism" in the church throughout the 14 years of my saved life. I've heard derogatory comments from pulpits and pews. I won't deny the gamut of emotions that overwhelm me when seeing and hearing church people act in ways contrary to our Biblical directives to let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is… Continue reading Confession: Calling out Racism Starts with Self-Evaluation (Part 1)

Current Events · Words Defined

Obedient Millenial Christianity

I love millennials. Truly I do. I have spent the better part of the last 7 years doing life with millennial Christians. I have 2 adult children who are considered millennials. I know the people in this demographic are not all the same, but regardless, there are some distinguishing features that can easily be picked… Continue reading Obedient Millenial Christianity

Health · Mental Health/Counseling

Sexual Abuse, Brain Changes and the Gospel

Years ago, when I worked at a crisis center for children, a five-year-old girl was brought in after being removed from her home due to allegations of sexual abuse at the hands of her caregivers, specifically, her mother’s boyfriend. Within days of her arrival, the counselors placed her on “watch” due to her habit of… Continue reading Sexual Abuse, Brain Changes and the Gospel

Applied Theology/Practial Theology · Church Life · Family Updates

To Lent or Not to Lent: A Family Update

2018 Update: I wrote this blog post in 2014 when we were members of an Acts 29 church back in Bellingham, Washington. Currently, we are in San Diego and now part of an SBC church that does not practice Ash Wednesday collectively.  However, our family still acknowledges Ash Wednesday privately in our home. We are… Continue reading To Lent or Not to Lent: A Family Update

Bible · Genesis 3

Read.Observe.Discern. Bible Study Method

There are so many Bible study methods out today. Why do we need another one? God created all of us differently, meaning we all analyze, process, and learn information according to how our brain works and more than likely, it will be different from our spouse, our friends, or even our favorite Bible study teacher.… Continue reading Read.Observe.Discern. Bible Study Method

Parenting · Pro-life · Single Mothers

The Invisible Overcomers of Roe v. Wade

The 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade has the internet exploding with stories of women sharing their own experiences of abortion. Both sides of this issue are making compelling arguments for being either pro-choice or pro-life. Interestingly, despite the lowered rates of abortion in the country overall, there are still more lower income and poor… Continue reading The Invisible Overcomers of Roe v. Wade

Current Events

Defining Evangelicalism- what it really means

It seems that there is a bit of confusion when it comes to the word evangelical. Is it an old word with a modern political context?  Should those that follow Christ throw in the towel when it comes to whether or not we should keep using it to define who we are and what we… Continue reading Defining Evangelicalism- what it really means