Category: Obedience

I’m Going Back to School!

I’m Going Back to School!

I vowed these words would never come out of my mouth again, but God laughed and here we are: I am going back to school! I teased this news in last week’s post, and this decision is the perfect example…

A Test for Living Above Reproach

A Test for Living Above Reproach

I wrote about living above reproach a few weeks ago, and I wanted to offer some practical questions you can ask yourself if you’re not sure whether a behavior is truly above reproach or not. The Holy Spirit is always…

Can People Trust You?

Can People Trust You?

“Don’t tell anyone.” Has anyone ever said that to you before? I’ve gotten that request about as many times as I’ve made it, which is a lot. I’m a fairly private person (I know, it’s God’s sense of humor that…

Above Reproach

Above Reproach

“What in my life is not okay anymore?” That’s the question Havilah Cunnington recently challenged me to ask God in one of her books. I know I’m not perfect. Oh, how aware of that fact I am. Most of the…

But Does It Bear Fruit?

But Does It Bear Fruit?

Yesterday my friend Makyna sent me a podcast from Jonathan David and Melissa Helser called “The Humanity of Jesus,” insisting I had to give it a listen. Six minutes in, I was already crying. (And I’m really not much of…

We Are [Not] the Gardeners

We Are [Not] the Gardeners

I am not a gardener. I really want to be, but I fail every time I try. My grandpa had this huge garden that would produce so many strawberries, zucchini, melons, and green beans every summer that he had to…

Delayed Obedience

Delayed Obedience

Several years ago, I was living in a different city, struggling in seemingly every area of my life, and so over-stressed that I was having panic attacks. In the middle of a panic attack so severe that it lasted several…

But I’m Being Good

But I’m Being Good

My dog Bentley is really not that well-behaved. He knows what he is and is not supposed to do, but he constantly pushes the limits and does what he wants, even though he knows better. When he really wants something,…