Countercultural Patience

When I come across a thought I have read which intrigues me or offers a fresh perspective, I will mull it over throughout the day, discuss it with others, even seek to apply it. “Countercultural patience” is just that kind of thought. It is a term I came across when reading through a blog fromContinue reading “Countercultural Patience”

Too Close for Comfort?

I have had arguments with two good friends recently, and it has me wondering. Over the years, both have shown me a tremendous amount of patience. They each have given me multiple free passes when I mess up. And yet, I still sometimes try to get an emotional response from them when I’m tired orContinue reading “Too Close for Comfort?”

An Abundance of Emotion

Several years ago, in a small group setting, the group was asked to name something we had experienced since we had encountered Jesus. My immediate response was “peace.” I was slightly taken aback by the group leader’s follow-up question, “What if God took your peace away, would you still love Him?” The answer was, andContinue reading “An Abundance of Emotion”

A Reflection on Christian Women and Marriage

Before I became a Christian, I had a very narrow-minded view of what Christian women looked like. I knew what I thought I had heard in church about what a woman’s role was. It did not fill me with hope. For a very long time, it also kept me away from exploring the faith IContinue reading “A Reflection on Christian Women and Marriage”

Bit and Bridle

“Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you.” (Psalm 32:9) Whenever I encounter this verse, it sometimes troubles me because I don’t want to be that person who God has to drag kicking and screamingContinue reading “Bit and Bridle”

Finding Joy

Joy (noun): (def)The emotion expressed by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires; DELIGHT. The expression or exhibition of such emotion; GAIETY. A state of happiness or felicity; BLISS. A source or cause of delight (definitions from www.merriam-webster.com). As I was researching for this blog post, I learned somethingContinue reading “Finding Joy”