As Mother danced past me, she said, "Dougie, what's the matter with you? Come on! Let's praise the Lord!"
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Have you or someone you know tasted that bitterness of rejection?
If your relationship has been frayed, even for years, here are some things you can do to restore it.
There is an evil force that works against us and tries to prevent us from entering into the promises of God. But God's people need to be equally forceful in this battle.
Perhaps the church would be better off if we called a moratorium on our inner debating, if only for a short while, to truly empathize with the grieving, hurting, doubting and searching that our Christian neighbors across the theological aisle are facing right now.
Just as we can become hoarders of all sorts of stuff, many times, we can become spiritual and emotional hoarders.
A clean-up job was begging. But instead, I covered it with the busyness of life, hoping no one would notice the blemishes that stained inside.
Celebrating Mother's Day brings pleasant memories for moms along with some persistent questions, like the appropriateness of spanking in our hyper-politically correct culture.
"Sobbing over @rachelheldevans' death. My heart is broken for Dan and the children and for all of you who loved her so so much. I will spend the time I've been daily praying for her praying for all of you," Beth Moore tweeted.
How will you bless a widow today?
Would you give your injured heart to Jesus today?
"You're crying because guys with no teeth never did send you an email."
When we value what He values, the world comes alive, and we see things that were once hidden.
Why does God sometimes delay the answer we are seeking, even if we know it's something that's in His will and is good for both us and the kingdom?
The issue is not whether we forgive ourselves. The issue is whether we truly believe God has forgiven us.
If we desire to see maximum fruit in our lives, we must maximize our yield to God to see God's maximum yield through us.
Marriage is more like a marathon than a sprint.
If parents begin their sentence with, "I have a question about my son," I know exactly where the conversation is going: screens, sexual temptation or substances.
Could it be that God designed this physical process to mirror a spiritual process as well?
"But we don't know where he is, and he doesn't know what's going on. We're just trusting God that he is somehow just shielded and comforted."