Christine Hoover left no friendship stone unturned. She writes about new friends, old friends, neighbor friends, long-distance friends, church friends, unchurched friends, and, conversely, the feelings of being friendless.
...when we can, we will do well to help a brother or sister in the Lord turn away from behavior that harms the church and grieves the Holy Spirit. The following are four steps to responding Biblically to power-play in the church.
"Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread." (1 Corinthians 10:17 ESV) There are several believers in our church fellowship that are gluten-free. So, a few nights ago my husband asked me to find a gluten-free bread recipe to prepare for this Sunday’s... Continue Reading →
A brother in the Lord recently posted the following commentary about a movie that is in the theaters right now (I am not going to mention the name of the movie- it is irrelevant to the point of my post). It left me wondering how can a believer not be grieved by watching immoral entertainment- sin. "We saw the new... Continue Reading →
I was showing my son John how to use the Bible-Hub search engine (Bible.hub is some pretty nifty free online software for searching the Bible). So I asked him, "What do you want to look up?" He said, "Cup of water- like David's mighty men." (He is twelve.) So we typed it in, and next... Continue Reading →
It has been a while since I posted anything from Wretched. The other day I came across the "Arrogance Test," administered by Todd Friel. I found it to be wonderfully convicting, yet slightly entertaining in a Todd Friel-ish-edgy-sin-exposing sort of way (if you know what I mean). As for me, I'm glad I spent three minutes... Continue Reading →
Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up. If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. But if anyone loves God, he is known by God. 1 Corinthians 8:1-3 So the crucial... Continue Reading →