A Time to Refrain from Embracing: When Should A Christian Separate or Divorce? (Part 1 in Series)

I’ve been putting off writing about this for awhile because it is such a vast topic and God has given me so much to say on it, that it’s overwhelming to try to find the time to get it all down - much less organize all the ideas in the most coherent way. So, I’ve … Continue reading A Time to Refrain from Embracing: When Should A Christian Separate or Divorce? (Part 1 in Series)

Why Didn’t God Tell Me My Husband Was Cheating on Me? (Part II)

  I received a variety of responses when I first told people about my husband’s affairs - from comforting to downright hurtful. But one of the most helpful and insightful comments came from a wise woman who, after I told her my story, immediately asked, “How’s your faith?” You see, this is war. Spiritual war. … Continue reading Why Didn’t God Tell Me My Husband Was Cheating on Me? (Part II)

Put Away Your Foreign Wives … And Your Digital Haram!: What the Book of Ezra Has to Say About Porn Use Today (Part 2 of 4)

This is the second post in a series about the “sending away of foreign wives” in the book of Ezra: a text that is very confusing for the modern reader - but is actually extremely timely for the church today. In my first post, I gave you an overview of the story from the book … Continue reading Put Away Your Foreign Wives … And Your Digital Haram!: What the Book of Ezra Has to Say About Porn Use Today (Part 2 of 4)

Put Away Your Foreign Wives … And Your Digital Haram!: What the Book of Ezra Has to Say About Porn Use Today (Part 1 of 4))

Well, since I’m diving into hard things on this blog, I might as well jump right into one of the hardest parts of the Bible to understand - let’s roll up our sleeves and delve into Ezra chapters 9-10, where the Israelites, en mass, send away their foreign wives. (In an effort to write shorter … Continue reading Put Away Your Foreign Wives … And Your Digital Haram!: What the Book of Ezra Has to Say About Porn Use Today (Part 1 of 4))

The Woman at the Well was the First Church Planter: How Suffering Prepares us for Ministry

I’d like to introduce you to another ‘old friend’ who has popped out of the pages of my Bible to walk this road with me. She’s a woman from Samaria. And one day she met Jesus by a well. And then she became a church planter. The first one. Ever. Here’s her story: John 4 … Continue reading The Woman at the Well was the First Church Planter: How Suffering Prepares us for Ministry