MONDAY MUSINGS

Lessons Jesus Taught Me through a Stray Cat

  God will often use everyday situations to teach me—today’s is a stray cat. First, the Story Through an open window from my home office, the pleasant autumn breeze carried with it a faint cry in the distance. I stood from my desk and the cries grew louder—sounding like mews of a frightened kitten. I… Continue reading Lessons Jesus Taught Me through a Stray Cat

Devotions, MONDAY MUSINGS

Why Asking Jesus in Your Heart Isn’t Enough to Save You

At twelve-years-old, I distinctly remember a friend of a friend named Sally telling me that if I didn’t ask Jesus in my heart that I would go to hell when I died. This shocking and frightening statement haunted me for days since although not regular church attenders, my parents taught me that people go to… Continue reading Why Asking Jesus in Your Heart Isn’t Enough to Save You

MONDAY MUSINGS

What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say

A friend's husband unexpectedly moves out.  Your sister is passed up for the promotion she just knew she'd get. Someone you care about loses someone close to them. A co-worker is diagnosed with cancer. Life is replete with circumstances and situations—some more challenging than others. With the past week of natural disasters, many of us… Continue reading What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say

MONDAY MUSINGS

Six Warning Signs of a Hard Heart

Christians are supposed to be big hearted, kind and loving—right? I’ve been a Christian for many years and the truth is, the longer I serve in ministry, the more I realize I need to guard my heart against becoming hard. Like a police officer who sees crime and tragedy on a regular basis, he develops… Continue reading Six Warning Signs of a Hard Heart