Simply put, a Gospel lens is seeing and responding to our circumstances through the glorious truths of Scripture, rather than through our own thoughts, moral code, or desires. It’s a simple definition, but not simply put into practice. Not only does it require us to pause, take our thoughts captive and place our sinful nature aside, it requires us to have a deep understanding of the Gospel and the way it should impact our lives.
I changed my last name after I got married and while it wasn’t necessarily a hard decision to make, both Jon and I put a lot of thought into it. Today, I’d like to share those thoughts with you, because whether you’ve also changed your last name or hope to do so one day, I think it’s important to know what it means, what it doesn’t mean, and have reasons for doing it aside from it being the typical societal norm
It was no coincidence God placed the first man in a garden and instructed him to care for and tend to it. Through keeping and tending to plants of my own, I've discovered some great parallels between caring for the natural world and spiritual and personal growth - and that’s what I want to share with you today: six tips to help your house plants grow that can be applied to your spiritual and personal lives as well.
The Bible does not speak directly to social distancing as we are experiencing it today, and while theologians, pastors, churches, and believers around the world are trying to determine what it means to practice social distancing through a Biblical lens, we do not think there is a definitive “right” or “wrong” way of doing it. That being said, as believers we are called to live differently, to live for the glory of God, and to visibly display the truth that this world is not our home. Thi
an unedited little slice of my heart from summer of 2016 – I was navigating being single during a time of yearning for what had not yet been provided and as you’ll see, it was peppered with doubt and questioning. I share this not as a woe to the unfulfilled longing, but as an appreciation for the place the Lord brought my heart given my previous hesitations toward marriage. For me, the longing was part of my journey toward the altar.