Why Pick-up Lines Almost Never Work

Sharon Dating, Evangelism 5 Comments

I should have mentioned this sooner but I’m actually out of the country right now, which is why I’ve been posting a number of re-runs from the past. The following post was written over 3 years ago and, as will be quite obvious from the context, before I met my husband. It made my smile to read it again! Today …

Your Spiritual Las Vegas

Sharon Discipleship, Spiritual Health 2 Comments

A couple months ago I mentioned a book I recently read entitled Classic Christianity by Bob George. As I mentioned before, it’s full of great illustrations that bring the Gospel to life in helpful ways. Having said that, I want to share one final illustration with you. It’s been on my mind a lot lately, and I couldn’t say it …

The L Word

Sharon Purity 1 Comment

I originally wrote this post several years ago and forgot about it until someone recently posted a comment on it. I have not addressed this issue for some time but it is certainly still a struggle for women, so I thought I would re-post it today. For those of you who are grappling with this sin right now, I post …

A Preoccupation with Beauty

Sharon Beauty, Marriage Leave a Comment

In my last post I examined one of the reasons more and more women may be evacuating their marriages: the need to be independent from men. In this post I want to examine a second reason women may be leaving their marriages: a preoccupation with beauty. Women in our culture are OBSESSED with beauty. Practically flawless models are airbrushed in …

No Boys Allowed

Sharon Family, Marriage, Women's Ministry, Worldview 4 Comments

Today I listened to my mom recount yet another story of a woman in her 40’s who decided she was tired of being a wife and mom, so she abandoned her kids to start living the single life again. Now she drives a trendy SUV and socializes with 20-somethings. Her kids are age 8 and 10. Several months ago I …

The Root of Jealousy

Sharon Jealousy 2 Comments

In the last two weeks I’ve written a couple posts about the nature of jealousy, and before I close out the topic I wanted to post a final thought from Tim Keller (since he generally says everything better than I do!). This comes from his Bible Study “Praying through the Psalms” and it highlights the reality that jealousy isn’t simply …

Published in LifeWay’s Collegiate Magazine

Sharon Church Leave a Comment

If you’re looking for something to read this the summer in your Bible study or on your own, LifeWay’s Collegiate Magazine has recently published a 13 week Bible study of mine for their Summer issue. Collegiate Magazine is published by a division of LifeWay called Thread’s and I’ve really been digging their ministry. They produce a lot of awesome resources or young …

In Honor of My Cuz

Sharon Marriage, Purity 1 Comment

Today is a very special day to me. Today my cousin, Kristen, is getting married. Kristen was born exactly 9 days after me. As the only female grandchildren for the majority of our childhoods, we bonded together quickly. She has been much like a sister to me, and it’s been a blessing to grow up together. We’ve seen each other …

Be Not Envious of Sinners

Sharon Spiritual Health 6 Comments

In my last post I shared my recent encounters with Bible verses that warn against envying sinners or your enemies. Here are just a few of the verses I ran across: Do not envy a violent man or choose any of his ways. – Proverbs 3:31 Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the LORD …

Battling the Green-Eyed Monster

Sharon Spiritual Health 2 Comments

Have you ever felt like every time you opened your Bible or went to church or your small group, God kept pointing you to the same thing over and over again? That’s been happening to me lately. Every time I open up the book of Proverbs, I keep finding verses that warn against being jealous of one’s enemies. Then, my …