Should You Observe Lent This Year?


Have you ever noticed how some people have ashes smudged on their foreheads on Ash Wednesday? Having grown up in the deep South in a fundamental church, the practice seems, well . . . kind of strange. This year, many will begin Ash Wednesday with an early morning service. It’s a solemn occasion, focused on repentance and [...]

Should You Observe Lent This Year?2019-04-11T20:35:55-05:00

5 Comforting Verses for a Hurting Heart


His face was flushed; his large eyes were bulging. Angry words, as sharp as daggers, spewed rapidly from his mouth. My first angry client stomped around my office in a bright green sweater, waving his arms, yelling and pointing his finger—at me. I felt like ducking for cover. I was only twenty-five years old, and I [...]

5 Comforting Verses for a Hurting Heart2019-04-11T20:40:21-05:00

God Never Forgets Your Prayers


Bless her heart, young Mary Ann just couldn’t sing a lick. Even the tune of "Happy Birthday" gave her trouble. She tried to sing like all the other kids, but somehow, she just couldn’t hit the notes. Mary Ann prayed that God would help her learn to sing, but it just didn’t happen. Soon, she forgot [...]

God Never Forgets Your Prayers2019-03-29T08:39:13-05:00