The Deaf Man’s Dance

Sharon Spiritual Health 2 Comments

I just finished reading a book called “Classic Christianity” by Bob George that I would highly recommend. It was first published about 30 years ago so it’s not exactly on the Trendy Christian Reading list, nor is it super academic, but I’ve found it to be a refreshing reminder of the simple truths that breathe life and freedom into the …

Ugly Leah

Sharon Self-esteem, Spiritual Health, Women's Ministry 4 Comments

This weekend my church had a guest pastor named Jerome Gay who totally knocked it out of the park with a fresh approach to the character of Leah. He preached on the topic of identity, and offered a reading of Genesis 29 that has some powerful implications for women today. I don’t know about you, but I’d honestly never given Leah that …

Are You Refusing to Learn?

Sharon Sanctification, Spiritual Health 0 Comments

When my husband was a little boy, about 4 or 5 years old, there was one lesson he absolutely refused to learn: Don’t color on the walls with markers. For some reason he was disobedient in this particular way over and over and over again. It didn’t matter how many times he got spanked, he just kept on doing it. …

Less is So Much More

Sharon Encouragement, Sabbath, Spiritual Health 9 Comments

The other day I was having lunch with one of my good friends and she asked me how I was doing. I smiled and told her, “I’m actually doing really well! In fact, this is probably the happiest I’ve ever been!” No sooner did those words escape my lips than my smile changed into a frown of concern as I …

Anatomy of an Affair

Sharon Discipleship, Marriage, Spiritual Health 1 Comment

Shortly after getting engaged, my dad gave me and my fiancé a book entitled “His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage.” The book is written by a seasoned psychologist and marriage counselor, Willard F. Harley. His driving point is that most marriages end in an affair when either one or both of the spouses are not meeting one another’s …