What Does Independence Really Mean?

Today I had an article published on Christian Today called What Does Independence Really Mean? I never thought that independence was such a big deal in my walk with God. In fact, it’s presented as a positive trait when it comes to kids growing up and leaving home. The word dependence has undesirable associations: helpless, …

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‘I Have a Boring Testimony’ and Other Lies We Swallow

Image courtesy of Here’s The Joy I’ve said these words myself. I have a boring testimony. Who wants to hear the story of a girl who was born into a Christian home, doesn’t remember not going to church - doesn’t even remember getting saved? (I wonder if anything else significant happened at age 3 that …

For Freedom

Image by Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management via Wikipedia. True freedom comes from only one place. “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which …

As For God

I’ve been meditating on the perfect ways of God recently. My fiancé and I are going through our toughest test of faith to date, waiting for a visa that will allow us to live in the same country and get married. The website says the processing time can be anywhere up to 17 months. We …

First Sight

Where to sit? The auditorium held over a thousand people and was still filling up. My friends and I wandered through the rows of seats, glancing around at the stage and the exit lights, weighing up the pros and cons of each section. Too close to the speakers, too far from the loos, too strange …