Bonnie is a wife, mother of three grown children and Grammie to five amazing boys. She has dubbed herself a Grace Herald who will always be a teenager at heart after working with the teen and college age groups in her church for more years than she wants to admit. She says that teaching those students gave her the incredible opportunity to both grow in her understanding of scripture and to share what she learned. Bonnie has considered herself a Christian her whole life, but she did not always know about grace, and once she discovered that Good News, telling others became her greatest passion.
Have you ever grown despondent from trying so hard to stop behaving in certain destructive ways, but always failing? Have you ever cried out in despair, “What is wrong with me?” Our fallen human condition has made all of us subject to passions beyond our control.
There’s a lot of family drama from Thanksgiving through New Years. Expectations are high. Feelings are worn on sleeves. With tensions running high, one wrong word can be like a lit match in a room with a gas leak.
Duke is my dog-in-training; although, sometimes I suspect I am actually his person-in-training. Regardless, we have both been learning a lot.
My husband and I just adopted Duke, a very cute beagle mix, from a nearby shelter. He is about three years old and was found wandering in a park several months ago. When no one claimed him he was put up for adoption, so no one really knows Duke’s history.
I'm having one of those days. You know, the kind where you're filled with confusion, guilt and fear? If you don't know what I'm talking about, just stop reading now.
Years ago a pastor friend of mine who felt betrayed by someone he trusted told me that he was under no biblical obligation to forgive his betrayer unless and until he asked for forgiveness.
I am not one of those people who can put together a jigsaw puzzle without using the picture on the box. I am completely frustrated if I can’t see how it is supposed to fit together.
Either one of those verses alone is scary; but both of them together are terrifying! They are unequivocally harsh in their condemnation of both the sin and the sinner.
“We humans are an evil, untrustworthy bunch.” I said to a friend recently, by way of explanation/cold comfort, after he had been cut to the core by fellow Christians...
“That can’t be right”, I thought to myself as I flipped back and forth between two verses in my Bible. I was locked in a life-or-death study of the book of Romans...