Church Shopping

Sharon Church, Discipleship 3 Comments

At this very moment, almost every single one of my earthly possessions is sitting inside a POD (Portable On-Demand Storage) ready to be shipped to Illinois. And in just 10 days, my husband and I will road trip to our new home just north of Chicago where we’ll be living for the next 3-4 years! As we prepare to move, …

Just Say No!

Sharon Discipleship, Scripture, Spiritual Health 1 Comment

Have you ever been reading a story in the Old Testament and thought it sounded completely weird? Have you ever encountered stories that sounded very unlike the God that you see in the New Testament? If you haven’t, then you’re probably not paying close enough attention. The Old Testament is full of very difficult stories that can be tough to …

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 …

“Should” Happens

Sharon Discipleship, Love, Sanctification, Spiritual Health 4 Comments

Lately God has been revealing to me the destructive power of “should” in my life. For you to understand what the heck I’m talking about, let me back up. As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, I recently read this great book called Classic Christianity by Bob George. I’ve really enjoyed it, and in it he challenges this common …

Philippians 2: A Roadmap for Christian Discipleship

Sharon Discipleship 0 Comments

In case you’re wondering why I didn’t post any audio from Women’s Bible study last week, it’s because Durham was hit with a snow blizzard. That’s right, a whole quarter of an inch fell on our city during the night and melted almost as soon as the sun hit it. So we responded appropriately by delaying all our school openings …

When Charity Turns Into Entitlement

Sharon Discipleship 1 Comment

Today I was talking to my mom about a tough situation she’s recently found herself in. For the past couple years she’s been helping out a friend financially whenever things got tight, but the situation has gradually started to change. What was once a charitable leg-up from time to time has now become frequent and awkward. Her friend now calls …