It seems obvious enough, but somehow, this issue of relevant and effective communication gets lost when it comes to communicating spiritual matters. When you are in a computer store, shopping for a new computer, your salesperson will assess where you are in your knowledge of electronics and speak to you accordingly so that you can Read More
Category: Them vs. Us
You don’t believe what I believe, and I don’t believe what you believe. Is it possible to exist together?
Are You Relevant? To Whom?
As I shared some thoughts with a friend through a series of emails, this moment stuck out to me the most in our discussions about how to communicate and make a difference with those who we love and care about. The following rose up in my spirit and I’d like to share it with you Read More
My Journey … Part 5
Perhaps the most unsettling thing I’ve encountered in my Christian walk has been thinking that I had something figured out – only to discover there was ‘more to the story’. As a young Baptist girl, I was taught the belief of “once saved, always saved.” That blanket statement stayed with me for years – even Read More
My Journey … Part 4
Fast forward many years… I’m standing on the platform with the praise team. Singing is a joy to me, and unlike my cartooning talent, my musical talent is passable, but not nearly as gifted or refined. As the pastor’s wife, I felt incredibly honored and blessed to be working with one of the most gifted Read More
My Journey … Part 3
We were on a trip to the mountains for a church event and the student-teacher said, “I saw someone speak in tongues at a conference last week.” (That was the first I had ever heard of that term) “What did that look like?” I asked, trying to picture more than one tongue flipping around in Read More
My Journey … part 2
Raised in the Conservative Baptist Church, I was taught that once we are saved we are always saved. One Sunday, at about the age of seven, the Sunday School teacher was explaining that to us in class. It didn’t seem possible, so I asked her, “If this is true, then what happens if I get Read More
When I was a little girl, I was standing with an adult, looking at the neighbor’s beautiful flower garden that ran alongside their red brick wall. Suddenly, one of the flowers lifted into the air and fluttered over to another flower. Startled, I asked the adult I was with if that was a flower. “No,” Read More