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It was 2013, and I was sick. Really sick. Not the kind of sick where you get better, but the kind of sick where you wonder how long you have left on this earth, and you go to bed wondering if you'll wake up in the morning. Sometimes, the pain and depression is so bad you just pray that God will take you Home. Now, I've come a long way from that dark place in the last few years, but this story is about me, right there in the thick of it.
Christmas is quickly approaching and with it the inevitable interaction with difficult family members. Whether the difficulty is from alcohol, personality differences or even mental health disorders, the facts are that the holidays mean family interaction.
How many times have you been told that Happy Holidays and Xmas were an attack on Christianity and Jesus? What if you found out that the facts tell a different story? If they were an attack on Christianity, what would be the proper way for a believer to respond?
Mary the mother of Jesus gets ignored most of the time in my experience. I think she is passed over by many as a protestant reaction to the Catholic Church’s treatment of Mary. In an effort to separate themselves from the Mary-worship that happens in other parts of Christendom, protestant churches tend to gloss over… Continue reading Mary Mother of Jesus: Courage in the Face of Trial
Regardless of what the world or other Christians do, we each, individually, will answer to God one day for our own choices, for our use of what God gave us. I'm just trying to make choices that won't leave me ashamed when I stand before Him. I'm trying to live intentionally, not just assuming that what is considered normal is also what's best. Sometimes, oftentimes, it isn't.