Catechism Mondays: Week 5

Q: What else did God create? A: God created all things by his powerful Word, and all his creation was very good; everything flourished under his loving rule.  "And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good." Genesis 1:31 The first passage that always comes to mind when I think … Continue reading Catechism Mondays: Week 5

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Catechism Mondays: Week 4

Q: How and why did God create us?  A: God created us male and female in his own image to know him, love him, live with him, and glorify. And it is right that we who were created by God should live to his glory.  "So God created man in his own image, in the … Continue reading Catechism Mondays: Week 4

Catechism Mondays: Week 3

Q: How many persons are there in God? A: There are three persons in the one true and living God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are the same in substance, equal in power and glory.  "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of … Continue reading Catechism Mondays: Week 3

Catechism Mondays: Week 2

Q: What is God? A: God is the creator, and sustainer of everyone and everything. He is eternal, infinite, and unchangeable in his power and perfection, goodness, and glory, wisdom, justice, and truth. Nothing happens except through him and by his will. "There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there … Continue reading Catechism Mondays: Week 2

Catechism Mondays: Week 1

Q: What is our only hope in life and death? A: That we are not our own but belong, body and soul, both in life and death to God and to our Savior Jesus Christ.  "For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. For if we live, we live … Continue reading Catechism Mondays: Week 1

On Twenty-Five Years

Today is my twenty-fifth birthday. I have officially lived for a quarter of century. I know, right?? Twenty-five years feels like forever and nothing at all at the same time. Like I've lived forever and for no time at all. I am still at the point in my life where the majority of my time … Continue reading On Twenty-Five Years

On Abuse, Part Two: Two Lies That Enable Abuse in the Church

This post is part two in a three part series on abuse. For this series, I teamed up with two other women to share wisdom on abuse in our areas of expertise. My post on the biblical counseling position appeared a couple weeks ago. Today's post is from Jennifer Greenberg, an abuse survivor and author of Those … Continue reading On Abuse, Part Two: Two Lies That Enable Abuse in the Church

On Abuse: Part One

When it comes to the submission conversation, I am learning just how important it is to bring up the not-so-beautiful side. Not every marriage is good, not every spouse seeks to honor God with their marriage, not every husband or wife is a believer. There is a hidden, ugly side of far too many marriages: … Continue reading On Abuse: Part One

On Singleness: A Submission Follow-Up

I have been talking quite a bit recently about submission, being a godly wife, biblical marriage, and the dangers of purity culture. I have spent a lot of time on these issues as they relate to married women. But in doing so, I must also recognize that not all women will marry and that not … Continue reading On Singleness: A Submission Follow-Up

Legalists, Liberals, and Mark 7

Have you ever been accused of being a Pharisee? I have. Well, sort of. There's no way I'd be able to find the Twitter conversation now (I tend to not bookmark or screenshot these things), but in a debate a few months ago (I know, I know, breaking my own rule), my unwavering stance on … Continue reading Legalists, Liberals, and Mark 7