But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Saturday, 05 October 2019 09:19

Four Ways Your Faith Should Shape Your Friendships

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Friends are the new family. With the traditional nuclear family on the decline in America, people are still searching for some form of stability—and for many, their gaze is turning to friendship. With the largest population of singles our nation has ever seen, we shouldn’t be too...

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Tuesday, 03 September 2019 01:54

Why Conflict is a Necessary Ally to Real Friendship

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If I asked you to list some signs of healthy friendship, I doubt you’d name conflict as one of them. Most of us treat conflict like an uncomfortable relative, something we have to deal with every now and then but, generally, to be avoided at all costs. But, in my experience,...

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Adoption is a beautiful thing.

As a Christian, I can attest to that as I consider my own adoption into the family of God through the blood of Christ. As an adoptive mom, I can attest to that as I’ve watched our son thrive and bring joy to our family. As a member of a church with a thriving...

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Tuesday, 19 March 2019 04:20

The Tension in Our Hope

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My wedding day was exactly three weeks before my last year in college. We were both taking a full load of classes, and our sole income was my husband’s blossoming music career. This meant our first year of married life included a rigid schedule of schoolwork during the week and out-of-town...

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Thursday, 21 February 2019 01:49

The Gift of a Friend's Rebuke

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My friend Jessica had excused herself to the bathroom in the middle of our coffee date. When she sat back down, her disposition noticeably changed. I knew something uncomfortable was headed my way.

She gracefully navigated the awkward transition from “how was your weekend” talk to the...

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