Posts tagged Erin D
The Christian's Primary Goal

Have you ever stayed with someone as a houseguest? Or done any extended traveling? After a short or long time away from home, there’s nothing quite like sleeping in your own bed again. I enjoy getting away and seeing new places, but at heart I am a homebody, and love the feeling of unpacking my suitcase and putting it back in the closet. There truly is no place like home.

James begins his letter with a challenging exhortation to “count it all joy” when we face various trials...

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Do I Have A Comfortable Faith?

The other day, my toddler was crashing around our first floor on her big wheel, laughing hysterically whenever it collided with a wall, table, or banister. Smiling at my husband, I said, “This is why we don’t have nice things.”  

By American standards, my family enjoys a simple life. We are bargain shoppers, DIYers, and do our best to live with minimal expenses. We have found that a simple life is a happy life, and I’ll confess that this can lull me into thinking that we have avoided the allure of material comfort and are somehow living above it.  

So when I first read the account of Abram and Lot separating and was asked to consider how being too comfortable can derail our walk with God, I couldn’t identify with the question.  

Well, not at first.

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Our Future Hope

I love the end of the book of Revelation. The picture of heaven, of God at last setting everything right—it’s so beautiful and it fills my heart with expectation of what it will be like to finally be home with the Lord.

The promise of an end to suffering is especially beautiful. How much more beautiful it must be to someone who has experienced intense suffering—the loss of a child, chronic physical pain, terminal disease, extreme poverty and hunger....

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