In his book, The Saving Life of Christ, Ian Thomas paints a delightful metaphor. Christians are representatives of God—just like hands fitting into gloves. It is his hands that are inside the gloves—which represent us. People see the gloves, how they move, and how they feel. They experience the gloves squeeze theirs in handshakes and appreciate… Read More

Warning: “There will be a lot of ‘super Christians’ there.”

A childless couple was traveling with a group of hopeful parents to Ethiopia to adopt–a culmination of their long struggle to have a child. A friend who had experienced this a few  years earlier gave her this warning, “Be prepared–there will probably be a lot of super Christians in the group.” As Jillian Lauren tells the story her imagination… Read More

A Call to Arms

We picked a very hot day to see The Mall in Washington, D.C., but found a cooling fountain to sit by for lunch. We have declared a today to be a “take-a-vacation-from-vacationing day.” We’re in Virginia with two of our junior-high-aged granddaughters, and we’ve been enjoying activities every day, including: water park, canopy tour (with zip… Read More

Forgiving is not optional

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians… Read More