Christian Persecution and a Call to Action

Just yesterday, on our own soil, another shooting took nine innocent lives. According to the press release, a victim told CNN that the killer targeted Christians, among other students.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/02/us/oregon-umpqua-community-college-shooting/index.html.
When I hear these things, it is so easy to become fearful for my safety and the safety of my kids. It’s easy to think the worst, and to recognize that across the world, our faith is being attacked from all sides.

“Luckily,” says my Spirit, “you belong to a God who doesn’t lose.”

#1 Fan-Girl

Since I was 11 years old, Harry Potter has always been right there with me, becoming more than just a fictional book character that I enjoy, but a defining part of the image I display to the world. “Wife, mother, Harry Potter fan-girl,” is what my twitter bio currently reads.

As a sidenote, I would also like to add that I am a member of the body of Jesus Christ. Saved by grace through faith in the death and resurrection of the one and only Son of God, who chose to leave his place of power and authority in heaven to become a servant of men and obedient to death for the sake of sinners like me. Put an asterisk on the end of my Harry Potter resume and at the bottom of the page, in tiny italicized text, please add, “She is also forever forgiven and redeemed, and will live for eternity with an Almighty God.”

Good Company

Wow. The weeks (or months?) since my last post have been…interesting to say the least. I have been seeing a therapist once a week, and her advice, while very well-intentioned, really rubs against the doctrine in my soul. I guess this is the price you pay for being a Christian in the secular world – […]

A Little Liquid Sunshine

My posts tend to be emotionally loaded, heavy, and saturated with spiritual passion. Today, in Houston and the Gulf in general, we are facing the largest, most catastrophic hurricane ever recorded… And all I wanna do is silly dance with my son, make crazy faces, play Go Fish with an Old Maid deck, and read. […]

#SongLyricSunday: Socially Acceptable

Socially Acceptable by DC Talk is eerily relevant, altough written when I was…what… two? Three? The truth does not change with the times, which is what makes it so inconvenient to those who are living without the love of Christ.   “And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned […]

Let Me Pencil You In… A Challenge

An Umbrella in a Hurricane As a working mom and a woman who has always struggled with effective time management [and, let’s face it, general organization], I feel like it’s hurricane season and I’m the patio umbrella you forgot to bring inside…laughably inadequate at weathering the onslaught of tasks at hand. On top of that, […]

Monday Martyr of the Week: Siao-Mei, Child prisoner, China, 1990

An excerpt from Foxes Book of Martyrs “Amelio Crotti, who had been a prisoner in China wrote about his experiences. Among other things, he wrote this: ‘From my cell I heard a mother speak soothing words to her child of five, who name was Siao-Mei. She had been arrested with the child because she had […]

#SongLyricSunday

I cant remember who inspired me to do this, but whoever it was…thank you. |Sunday, October, 11, 2015| Lay it Down – Sanctus Real  “I know you have your problems ‘Cause everybody’s got ‘em If you get lost in your sorrows Then you could hit rock bottom But if you smile in face of trivial […]