No matter what group of people I’m connecting with, EVERYONE has a ridiculous (or scandalous) story that comes to mind when this is brought up. A story where we or someone we love was hurt or done wrongly inside of church. When the story is told, it’s just as fresh and raw as when it … Continue reading When Christians don’t act like Jesus
As I sat down to write, I rehearsed all the times I’ve felt like the odd man out…..uhhhggg. Not my favorite trip down memory lane. I had this idea when I was younger that when I got older, my adult friends wouldn’t act like that – because they would be grown-ups. And certainly grown-ups would … Continue reading When we feel left out – how to find courage and stand tall
I have some history with anxiety and depression. But, they haven’t just affected me - I’ve learned to detect them behind pained smiles, hurting eyes and in surface conversations. But, before we go any further, let me first make one thing clear: if you suffer from anxiety or depression, this is NOT another Christian blog … Continue reading 4 Reasons Christians are Depressed
No Christian believes they are judgmental. The problem is, 9 times out of 10, the outside world sees them as just that. So, the question becomes, Why do most evangelical Christians not perceive themselves as judgmental? And, what exactly in their behavior screams they are? Oddly enough, I’ve been on both sides of this equation. … Continue reading 6 Questions. How to know if people think you’re judgmental
WOW. Scrolling through social media today, I feel like I’ve been on a roller coaster. First of all, I am a woman (so clearly I am pro-women) secondly, I’m a Christian. I’ve never felt the two worlds collide so much…but I’m not incredibly surprised. Our country has made huge strides in women’s rights. We’ve proven … Continue reading Why Jesus would march
Many things that God shows me and teaches me, I don't openly share. I hold them close - just for me. Today, I thought was one of those times...but when we were done, he told me to share it with you. It's no secret that I have a difficult time lining up scripture with the … Continue reading The counterfeit church
I receive lots of emails from people who love the idea of following Jesus and being a light to their surroundings. But, so many are paralyzed by a common theme: they are deeply wounded from experiences inside church. For some of you, this is shocking. You’re like, what's wrong with church? Mine is great! Sadly, … Continue reading If you’ve been hurt by the church…
I was dying. DYING in my seat. This was a while ago and I can’t even remember the guy’s name, but he was a pastor. Who graduated from Bible college and all that. And he literally filled the room with something that he claimed was the gospel, but was FAR from it. He seemed arrogant. … Continue reading I witnessed to a pastor.