Real Freedom: It’s Not What You Might Think

Real Freedom Not What You Think

We have four kids, so I guess it goes without saying that arguments and disagreements are an everyday occurrence around here. Most of the time it boils down to this: somebody didn’t get his or her way. When they don’t get their way, my kids can turn our home into a battle zone with lines drawn in the sand and everybody ganging up on each other. Sibling rivalry is rampant at our house, much as … [Read more...]

What I’m Into {June 2015 Edition}

what i'm into june 2015

  We're a month into summer and I already feel like I'm behind schedule! Why is it that I plan so many "projects" for the summer months? Somehow I always think I'll have extra time, yet it never works out that way. Anyway, I'm linking up with Leigh Kramer as always for "What I'm Into" this month. Click over to Leigh's blog to find out what others are up to as well! What I … [Read more...]

Why Do We Make Things Harder than They Need to Be?

Why Do We Make things harder than they need to be

It's too easy. That's the problem with Jesus-following, truly, at its core. Saying yes, accepting grace--this free gift of enormous proportion with absolutely no strings attached. It's too easy. We want it to be harder. Humanity aches for more hoops to jump through. We crave the rush of earning it, deserving it, working hard for it. We even get angry when others don't try as hard as we … [Read more...]