My Love, Will You Die For Me Today?

It seems like the grandest gesture one can make – to die for another. Jesus even says that there is no greater love than to lay down your life for a friend (John 15:13).

It’s the most romantic thing a person could possibly say, “I love you so much, I would die for you.”

Most men have this innate drive to protect what is theirs. Husbands would easily give their lives for their wives if it was a matter of protecting them. Our small group has been going through a video series for the last couple months, and that has been mentioned several times.

“A man would die for his wife.”

While it does seem like a grand gesture, I don’t just want my husband to be willing to sacrifice his body to protect me. Honestly, I might be a little upset because he would be leaving me to live without him, so I struggled with this idea. Continue reading “My Love, Will You Die For Me Today?”

Uncomfortable Grace

I’ve been on a crime documentary kick lately. My heart has been broken seeing how unjust our justice system is, at times, for both victims and people accused of crimes. I’ve found myself angry at the at the terrible things that people have done to one another, and I’ve found myself passing judgements on the offenders, wondering how someone could do such awful things. I’ve thought¬†things like, “they deserved a much harsher sentence,” or “why are people like that even alive?” Continue reading “Uncomfortable Grace”

Jesus, My Champion

I’ve been listening to this song like crazy for a couple weeks now, and it has yet to get old (don’t ask my husband, though, because he disagrees).

 

The entire song is so good, but this is my favorite line:

Let faith arise
For my champion’s not dead, He is alive!
Oh, and He already knows my every need
Surely He will come and rescue me

When I hear that verse, I think of times when trial by combat was a popular method of determining a person’s guilt or innocence. If the accused couldn’t Continue reading “Jesus, My Champion”

Give Until There’s Nothing Left

I’ve heard it said a thousand times in my life that Christmas time is the season of giving.

When I think about generosity, I always think back to a Relient K song I used to listen to in middle school and high school (thanks big sis¬†for liking Relient K – we both know that’s the only reason I ever gave them a listen in the first place). Continue reading “Give Until There’s Nothing Left”