If you have been struggling to hear God, to know where He wants to you go, what He wants you to do, and you have been praying, seeking, and patiently waiting, then maybe there is something wrong. If you are standing at the foot of […]
With numerous blogs, articles, and testimonials of teens or young adults leaving the church for various reasons, parents have begun to doubt that they no longer hold any power or lasting influence in the faith of their adolescent and young adult children. The media has told […]
Matt and I were shopping at a local home improvement store and had been chatting with a woman about lamps, home decor, and painting. Randomly, I turned to spiritual things, as I typically do- hoping to discern if this complete stranger knows Christ as Savior or has a church to attend. She confirmed that she attended at a church nearby and the conversation shifted to pleasantries of our shared faith and hope…until that is, we discussed the faith of our children and leading them to salvation. I testified that I had received Christ as Savior at the age of four and she rolled her eyes.
You read it correctly. She rolled her eyes- as if to cast doubt that a four- year- old could possibly understand enough about salvation to “do it” correctly.
I have many friends with stories of pursuing their dream of business ownership. Many of those stories portray success and accomplishment, inspiring onlookers to follow their own dreams and entrepreneurial spirits. Others, however, are stories of loss, betrayal, and bitter disappointment. Some have lost their […]
We all want to feel alive and growing in our faith, knowing and understanding God in a deeper way, secure enough in Him to weather the many storms of life, and still see evidence of this health in our relationship with God and others. But how does that happen? How do we consider these aspects of our journey of faith? Well, I believe it can best be assessed if we each saw ourselves as being “planted.”
Our faith and our relationship with Christ, is the result of someone sowing a seed or many seeds into our lives. And truth, the gospel message, even our faith, are referred to as seeds in the Bible. These seeds and the plants they grow are a powerful metaphor for our spiritual lives.
Few things get me roiled quite like a good ol’ church bashing blog post by someone claiming to be a former leader, teacher, elder, or God-forbid a pastor that has become disenchanted by their church for some reason or another. This type of blog rears its […]
Welcome to “The Way To Wisdom Podcast” with Tracie Dawson. A podcast dedicated finding WISDOM in the Choices We Make and the Paths We Take! Today’s Topic – Character 1. Subscribe in iTunes (Search “The Way to Wisdom” or plug in this URL – http://crowningwisdom.libsyn.com/rss). 2. RATE […]