Growing up in the church, I’d always assumed that, if there was something I wanted, then it was probably—or definitely—not God’s will for me.
The whole purpose of my life is to be wholly Christ’s, which means I must not hold onto anything else. In the offering, the person I am and the words I write become what they were always meant to be . . .
“Jesus’ love compels us to do the unthinkable, awkward parts of initiating friendship — ‘And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and wa
Deep roots take time to grow, and the consistent habits of Bible reading and prayer simply don’t happen overnight.
Whether you’ve been observing Lent every year or you’re just learning about it for the first time, the invitation is the same: come.
How does almsgiving benefit our spiritual health? Read on to learn how giving to those in need is a biblical practice of self-denial, remembrance, and obedience.
Regardless of terminology, tradition, or denominational differences, there is a common thread that links repentance, penitence, and penance: those who want to follow Jesus take their relationship with him—and thus the
“This is not our land. None of us own this country, this town, this neighborhood. We are not the hosts. We are merely guests; the whole earth is God’s. We live on God’s land by God’s invitation.
Lent begins next week on Ash Wednesday, March 2, but have you ever wondered what Lent is really about? Which is it: an unnecessary legalistic practice or a life-giving spiritual discipline?
By Christine McParland