Posts tagged with: sacrifice

Worship Through Sacrificial Giving in the Lenten Season

Marie Kondo, Burnt Offerings, Sparks of Joy There is a tornado blowing through social media and tearing down all the strongholds of clutter. Yep, I am talking about Marie Kondo. I have seen some of the funniest memes, videos, pics,...

Free to Worship

How We’re Learning by Liz Giertz Worship. Our founding fathers established this country ensuring people would be free to worship as they saw fit. As a soldier, I swore an oath to defend the document guaranteeing that right. While on...

God of the Heavenly Armies

God of the Heavenly Armies, As our soldiers climb mountains in Afghanistan, kick in doors in Iraq, march on Korean soil, patrol the streets in Somalia, and everywhere fight against the lies, as our airmen climb into cockpits, fly into...

Wholehearted

Wholehearted   Loving with your whole heart is not for the faint of heart. Shoot, even the stout-hearted can wrestle with whole-heartedness. It’s vulnerable. Sometimes beautiful, sometimes raw, but it is always sacrificial. So once again, I stand on this...

It’s Not about Me…Thank Goodness!

It’s Not About Me (Thank goodness!)   I wasn’t always a Christian. I didn’t grow up in church or Sunday School. I love when I hear stories of believers testifying that they can’t recall a time when they didn’t know...

A Sacrifice of Praise

A Conversation with Sarah McKinney   “It is all about making the right list,” whispered Sarah as she took a sip of her tea. We were catching up. Sharing life. Stealing a quiet breather with a friend. It felt like...

Dying Well

Dying Well “I used to live my life with the goal of ‘living well,’” He said. I leaned in, anticipating the “but” I sensed was coming. “But now,” he continued, aware of my posture and certain I was listening, “my...

What’s the Point?

What’s the Point?   What’s it all for anyway? The sacrifice, the obedience, the endurance, the following hard after Jesus. Let’s be honest. Sometimes being a Christian is hard. Sometimes the race is just long and the roads we travel...

Promise 2: He will forgive our sins

This Christmas, as you see the baby in the manger and little lambs attending him, remember the reason why he came to Bethlehem. He came to be an atonement for you and me...