Will We Be a People Who Live in Fear?

Sharon Current Events, Love 2 Comments

Just over a year ago on a sunny morning in March, Ike and I sat on a plane in Dallas as it taxied toward the runway. It was an ordinary day and an ordinary flight, or so we thought. Before the plane was able to take off, our ordinary flight became a terrifying ordeal when, out of nowhere, one of …

Fear, You Will Not Have the Last Word

Sharon Current Events 5 Comments

The day that my son was born, my heart followed him. That is to say, my heart left the relative safety of my body and became vulnerable to the world. Ever since that day, my joys have been brighter and my fears have been greater, all owing to my heart’s newly exposed state. I think this experience is a common …

Getting Away With It

Sharon Current Events 1 Comment

A few years ago I was standing in line at the movie theater snack counter, hoping to grab some Raisinets before the previews started rolling. While I waited, I noticed a man out of the corner of my eye who was standing in the line next to me. He was tall, handsome, well dressed yet casual, and accompanied by a …

Christ and the War on Terror

Sharon Current Events, Trust 3 Comments

On September 11, 2001 I was a junior in college. My brother had just moved to New York City to begin his freshman year at NYU, and he could see the Twin Towers from his dormitory. That same morning, hundreds of miles away, my roommate’s boyfriend sat in his office at the Pentagon while a plane slammed into the building. …

A Congressman, a Scandal, and What It Means for Christians

Sharon Current Events, Purity, Sanctification, Theology 0 Comments

This week the media has been aflutter with stories about New York Representative Anthony Weiner and his extra-marital infidelities. His case is particularly unique because the infidelities were not explicitly physical. His actions were limited to the cyber world, which relegates them to a rather blurry realm. The scandal raises questions about what actually constitutes cheating, and what exactly Weiner …

Ladies, Your Voice Matters!

Sharon Current Events, Evangelism, Love 8 Comments

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” – Jesus (John 13:34-35) Women’s ministries are known for a lot of things, both good and bad–discipleship, self-help, retreats, fellowship, crying, and the list goes …

God Cares About Haiti

Sharon Current Events 2 Comments

These last few days I have been heavy hearted as news of the devastation in Haiti continues to filter our way. What is perhaps most difficult to understand about a catastrophe like this is why them? As you probably know by now, Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and one of the poorest countries in the world. …

Pro Vitae

Sharon Current Events, Pro-life, Worldview 5 Comments

Yesterday a doctor who practiced late-term abortions was shot and killed by a fanatical pro-life proponent. His name was Dr. George Tiller. He was shot in his church. While he was serving as an usher. These last two details of the story really threw me off. Without calling into question the salvation of either man involved, to the world it …

Fakebook

Sharon Current Events, Friendships, Pop-Culture 6 Comments

Facebook in Real Life: (This video comes from a British comedy group called Idiots of Ants) ~~~~~~~ I still remember the first time I heard about Facebook. Some college students were explaining it to me, and in their minds it was really just a socially acceptable way of stalking people. I, of course, thought that sounded really weird and vowed …