On a walk after dinner one evening, pushing William in his stroller, we went along a stretch of sidewalk we don't usually walk. Normally we're on the other side of the street, nearer the playground and grove of trees. But to extend our little constitutional a bit and avoid some extra-bumpy pathways, we crossed the street...Read More
Do you remember the first time you heard the Gospel? I don’t. I grew up in church and cannot think of a time before I believed that Jesus was God, died on the cross, and rose from the dead. Sometimes I envy those who have clear-cut memories of their life before they met Jesus and how much they changed immediately after.
Although I am unable to remember the exact moment that I came to faith, the truth is that I am dramatically different because of God’s intervention in my life. Jesus has used specific events and people to draw me to Himself, even though I’m not sure when I first truly embraced Him.
Take a look at Erin and Jenn’s posts, and you will see that God has given each of us a unique story. If you remember the time you first met Jesus, please know that encounter absolutely testifies to God’s love and power. But that first moment is not the be-all and end-all of the Christian life. Our goal is to glorify God by becoming more and more like Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit, no matter what the beginning of that process looked like...Read More
Regardless of where we are now, or who we are now, we all started the same…as babies, and then toddlers, and then children, teenagers and grown-ups (supposedly).
This is amazing to me, because I think it is one of the only things that is true for every.single.one.of.us. It is true for all people of every culture, creed, color or continent. We all begin this life in the same way. Growing in stages is true physically, and the same is true spiritually.Read More