Slightly Obsessed #054: The Heart of a Child

But Jesus said, ‘Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’ -Matthew 19:14 Christmas is for children, just like salvation. We started celebrating Christmas early the year our daughter flew out with her family for the holidays. Long before Thanksgiving, […]

Slightly Obsessed #053: Time Out

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. – Colossians 3:15 In a holiday season careening out of control, I long for the Deliverer whose arrival we celebrate. It happens every year. I begin the holidays with a fresh thrill of expectation […]

Slightly Obsessed #052: Whatever Happened to Holiness?

  Every day, the church is becoming more like the world it allegedly seeks to change. – George Barna How we live influences others as they make decisions that will walk them into eternity. When Graham Cyster was smuggled into a Communist cell of young people fighting apartheid in South Africa, he was eager to […]

Slightly Obsessed #050: God and the Merman

  Now the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. Then the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it into the house of Dagon, and placed it beside Dagon.  – 1 Samuel 5:1-2 Do we live as if God is a token deity in the pantheon of […]

Slightly Obsessed #049: You Are not Forsaken

  I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you. – Hebrews 13:5 Failure is a human condition. One month ago she climbed a silo at an abandoned concrete plant and jumped to her death. Before that day, twelve-year-old Rebecca Sedwick endured nearly a year of bullying by as many as fifteen girls […]

Slightly Obsessed #047: Why the World Has Not Ended

In the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.” – 2 Peter 3:3, 4 There is blood in the streets, in the […]

Slightly Obsessed #045: Play On

When there is no light by which to read the music, those who know their God by heart play on. –Joni Eareckson Tada She sat on a stage at a large conference in the Philippines, excited to be in that exotic country. As quadriplegic artist and disability advocate Joni Eareckson Tada enjoyed the musical performance […]

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