The Challenges of Being an Outlier Christian (Part 2)

There are reasons why many believers find it difficult, if not impossible, to find a home church. I have had difficulty also, and I don’t think I will ever find one. I know that it is true that many do not join a church because they do not want to live for the Lord. GoingContinue reading “The Challenges of Being an Outlier Christian (Part 2)”

There is Always More to Gain: Returning to Our First Love

When I write about how Jesus has given me “so much” or how I have learned “so much,” this is coming from a place of appreciation for the things of God. I know that I am in no way worthy of any of it, and because I appreciate His grace and mercy, all things feelContinue reading “There is Always More to Gain: Returning to Our First Love”

What Matters Most

In times of confusion, strife, and division, it can be easy to lose sight of what matters most. Today, I am going to republish two posts from my former website, kindlingtruth.com. This might not be what you expect. This is not about confusion, strife, and division among the nation in terms of politics. Instead, thisContinue reading “What Matters Most”

Terrible Mothers: Sabotaged Education

Fathers are of fundamental importance, but as a mother, I think a lot about the importance of good mothering. My relationship with my own mother has been strained—and that is putting it lightly. Due to lack of proper example and a slew of mental/emotional problems I carried, I did not know how to be aContinue reading “Terrible Mothers: Sabotaged Education”

Considering Proverbs 9:13-18

13 A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing. 14 For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city, 15 To call passengers who go right on their ways: 16 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, sheContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 9:13-18”

Why I Believe in Jesus—He is Truth

In my last testimony article, I wrote about the point in time when Jesus began to take over my life in a meaningful way. I prayed and He answered in a way that I did not expect. One of the main reasons why I prayed to Jesus that night was because I needed answers. IContinue reading “Why I Believe in Jesus—He is Truth”

Considering Proverbs 9:3-6

3 She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city, 4 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, 5 Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled. 6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go inContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 9:3-6”

Considering Proverbs 9:2

2 She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table. If we think of the above scripture in terms of the faithful church—both as a collective and as the Christian individual—what might we consider? What should our table be furnished with? Jesus has the answer. John 6:47-62 47 Verily, verily,Continue reading “Considering Proverbs 9:2”

Considering Proverbs 9:1

Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars: In previous Proverbs studies, we considered the differences between the strange woman and the wise woman and compared these two women to the faithful and unfaithful Christian church. As faithful Christians, what can we consider about the wisdom of Jesus when we readContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 9:1”

Submitting My Understanding to the Judgment of My Fellow Servants

The gospel is simple enough that a child can understand. I love that about the gospel. Yet, I cannot help but see things in a broader context when considering present-day Christianity in the United States. I have a lot of contradictory ideas in my mind at the same time and condensing it all into aContinue reading “Submitting My Understanding to the Judgment of My Fellow Servants”