Donuts for Dinner (and other ways the False Spirit Works)

The clock hands keep moving later and later. I step on a monster truck and trip into the couch. Six times before dinner, two times after dinner, and another three times before bedtime. That is how many times I asked for help cleaning up the toys. I want to throw up my hands and exclaimContinue reading “Donuts for Dinner (and other ways the False Spirit Works)”

Sustaining Hope in the Midst of Anxiety

Afflicted “There was a woman afflicted with hemorrhages for twelve years. She had suffered greatly.” Mark 5:25-26 My anxiety is hemorrhaging out of me. Over time I have learned to deal with my triggers in more effective ways. But some days, like today, it hemorrhages. It bleeds into my prayer, it floods my mind, itContinue reading “Sustaining Hope in the Midst of Anxiety”

Real or Fake?

“And it happened that while they were conversing and debating, Jesus himself drew near and walked with them.” Lk 24:14-15 “Zombies aren’t real. Neither are aliens.”“Well if that’s true then neither are leprechauns, the Easter Bunny, or Santa!”“What about the tooth fairy?!”“What is real?!?!” This heated exchange over what’s real and what’s “fake” continued forContinue reading “Real or Fake?”

Looking for a Reason: Irritating Sin

Wednesday of Holy Week “…and from that time on he looked for an opportunity to hand him over.” Matthew 26:16 My 8-year-old woke up on the wrong side of the bed today. I caught him “flicking” his little sister twice before even finishing his breakfast. I didn’t pack the right snack for school. His temperContinue reading “Looking for a Reason: Irritating Sin”