It’s pool and beach season, and that means it is once again time for The Great Bikini Debate. Should Christians wear them or shouldn’t they? Our culture has come a long way from the days of the picture above, where a badged beach patrol measured women’s suits to make sure they were legal! When youContinue reading “The Great Bikini Debate and Professional Weak People”
Monthly Archives: May 2014
Celebrating singleness – 1 Corinthians 7:25-40
It is GOOD to be single! Let’s celebrate it!!! Are you single? Do you feel like it is good to be single? When I was in my later high school years and college, I did not think it was good to be single. I badly wanted to be in a relationship. In our continuing studyContinue reading “Celebrating singleness – 1 Corinthians 7:25-40”
The Monday Messy Office Report – May 26, 2014
This week I’m taking a break from The Monday Messy Office Report because it is Memorial Day, an office holiday, and tomorrow evening I head to Messiah College for my denomination’s National Conference. All that means is that my office will likely be extra messy next week!
One for all the single people
Are you single and loving it? I’ve heard that some of the young people at Faith Church have been wondering when Relationship Month will be over! It’s been a lot of talk about marriage, separation, divorce, remarriage, which are topics they are apparently not too concerned about. I was hoping that at least some ofContinue reading “One for all the single people”
When I’m not feeling happy or content in my relationship – 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
Are you feeling discontent in your relationships? Maybe you’re not feeling happy about a relationship? But are you feeling joy? Is there a difference? And what does it matter? When we are unhappy or discontent, we are very tempted to RUN! In our passage from this past Sunday, Paul says “Remain in the situation inContinue reading “When I’m not feeling happy or content in my relationship – 1 Corinthians 7:17-24”
Kid’s Art, Petrified Cheerio, Penny, and More – The Monday Messy Office Report SANCTUARY Edition – May 19, 2014
My tidy Friday office is mysteriously messy on Monday…except this week. Since starting this series on the blog a few months ago, I have not lacked for material. Almost every week people drop stuff off in my office, or my kids leave half-eaten snacks there, or things just show up for reasons I cannot explain. Continue reading “Kid’s Art, Petrified Cheerio, Penny, and More – The Monday Messy Office Report SANCTUARY Edition – May 19, 2014”
Feeling discontent in your relationships?
What would you say has been bothering you? Anyone been feeling discontented lately? A change that you are hoping for too long in coming? A change that you weren’t hoping for came unexpectedly? Change or die, they say. Or maybe they say it like this, if something does not change it is dead. Or, allContinue reading “Feeling discontent in your relationships?”
Finding healing for a broken relationship – 1st Corinthians 7:10-16
How many of you have been impacted by divorce? Separation? During the sermon on Sunday I interviewed two couples from Faith Church, each of which had one spouse that was previously divorced. I was so thankful for their courage and vulnerability to stand in front of a roomful of people and talk about the painfulContinue reading “Finding healing for a broken relationship – 1st Corinthians 7:10-16”
Mug, Magazine, Brochure, CDs – The Monday Messy Office Report – May 12, 2014
My Friday tidy office is mysteriously messy on Monday. Here’s what I found: 1. Coffee mug half filled with coffee. I have a suspicion about why this was on my counter because it looked a lot like the half-filled cups of coffee that are frequently on our kitchen counters at home… 2. Books & Culture.Continue reading “Mug, Magazine, Brochure, CDs – The Monday Messy Office Report – May 12, 2014”
Separate? Divorce? Remarry? – What to do?
I’ll never forget a moment at summer church camp when I was in 6th or 7th grade. One of my cousins was with me that week, and we were sitting in the gym for a Bible discussion. Next thing I know, my cousin who is a year older than me was bawling, body heaving upContinue reading “Separate? Divorce? Remarry? – What to do?”