"Self-care." It's a popular buzzword right now. How are we to approach this topic as believers? The battle lines appear to be drawn--"for" and "against." But what if the answer isn't so black and white? THE WORLD'S VIEW OF SELF In the world's eyes, the self is at the center of the universe. Everything revolves … Continue reading Is Self-Care Sinful?
"Who am I?" Could there be a more fundamental--and divisive--question for our era? And not just ours, but for every generation before us? I'm sure our current cultural climate is one of the many reasons Rachel Jankovic wrote You Who? Why You Matter and How to Deal with It. She seeks to help Christians know who they … Continue reading You Who? Why You Matter and How to Deal With It (Review)
You wouldn't think something as simple, yet central, as the gospel would be easy to forget... right? But it's true that all of us--from the "baby Christian" to the veteran believer--can find ourselves losing sight of the most precious Truth, on a daily basis! First, allow me to summarize the good news of Jesus Christ … Continue reading 5 Moments We Forget the Gospel (And Don’t Even Realize It)
...with the light of Christ-centered womanhood. Much has already been said these days about the horrific reality of abortion--the violent murder of innocent babies in the womb. We could spend pages and pages (and article after article) saying more. It's crucial for the Church to be aware and informed about this. To not just know, … Continue reading Scatter the Darkness of Abortion
Why let Marie Kondo have all the fun? Perhaps you've heard of the craze for this Japanese author and her books, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and her most recent, Spark Joy. She even has her own show on Netflix, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Her brand is called Konmari. (If you haven't heard … Continue reading When Christians Tidy Up
The girl in the plaid mini-skirt. I wonder if that's how they thought of me at first, before they knew my name. I can't blame them for that. It was a really short skirt. During my freshman year of college, I met a group of Christians on campus who invited me to a Bible study. … Continue reading Modesty: More Than Meets the Eye
Finish this sentence: I've never felt more like a woman than when I... What memory comes to mind? It was prom night, May 2008. I slipped on the sparkly pink gown, not in the least bothered by the fact that I had borrowed it from a friend who wore it last year. My hair, set in perfect ringlets, … Continue reading I Spy Femininity, Part 2: 6 Things It Is
I'll admit it: I struggle to fully know what it means to be female. Growing up, I was a "girly-girl": think dolls, playing dress-up, and pink everything. And for a while that's all I thought femininity was about. I never realized how complicated it could be. Anatomically, it's simple. No matter what the world says amidst today's "gender confusion," God … Continue reading I Spy Femininity: 6 Things It’s Not