Celebrate in the Darkness

I have a friend that says, “Life’s too short not to celebrate every little thing you can.” I like the way she thinks. The other day another friend of mine told me about something she’d learned in her study of the Bible that calls for a celebration. It’s pretty cool,...

The Importance of Worship

Worship is an amazing thing, isn’t it? We step into the presence of the living God, the One who has literally bled and died for us, and we kneel before him. While we normally do this through song, I think worship can also be silent. It’s a position of the...

Overcoming Evil with Good

Every great story includes a battle between good and evil. The representations of the two sides vary—Frodo versus Mordor in “The Lord of the Rings,” Aslan versus the White Witch in “The Chronicles of Narnia”—the conflict is always there. Most stories end with a sigh...

When God Asks, “What Is Your Name?”

It is a common question, isn’t it—What is your name? It is one of the first questions we ask or are asked when meeting someone for the first time. It is this little identifying label placed upon us by our parents when we were born. At times, our names have specific...

Finding the Extra in My Ordinary

“What’s new?” It’s a question I hear all the time amongst friends. When asked of me, I seldom seem to have a good response. What is new? I don’t want to answer with “Well, yesterday I got all the laundry washed, dried, folded, and put away.” Because that seems a bit ....