Posts from December 2015

Posts from December 2015

The Ultimate Outsider

Many of us have felt like we’re on the outside looking in. Eventually we get over it, either by being accepted by those we want to join, or by finding some other group that embrace us. Even the most depraved individuals eventually develop some sort of insider status, whether through criminal association or other means. Notorious criminals have fans. But from an…

Jesus: Humble Savior

This last week, as I was preparing for the high school bible study class I help teach, I was reading the story of Jesus’ birth that is found in the gospel of Luke, chapter 2. As I was reading this remarkable story (a story that I have known about ever since I was a little girl) and doing some extra research, I started picking up on so many details that I never quite…

Spiritual Fitness

Many of us may naturally think of our physical state when we hear the word “fitness”. Fitness is defined as: the condition of being physically fit and healthy, or the quality of being suitable for a particular role or task. So, how can this word or concept of fitness be applied to our spiritual lives and our hearts? It turns out fitness applies to our spiritual lives much…

Love

The other day, while on a plane heading home from a long weekend, we began to experience “mechanical issues.” The captain announced that we would have to turn back to our original airport, but he didn’t say what was wrong. I was irritated. This was surely going to make me miss my connection and all I wanted to do was get home to my kiddo, who was sick with the flu. We…