It was a freak accident. The energetic, talented nineteen-year-old decided to try a back flip and landed wrong. The impact snapped his C2 vertebra, instantly paralyzing him from the neck down. In the aftermath of Kevin's injury, his family and many faithful friends prayed hard and often for his healing -- and they started to see some miracles. Having sustained the same injury as actor Christopher Reeves did years ago, Kevin should be on a ventilator 24 hours a day. He should not be able to move on his own. Yet Kevin is off the ventilator during his waking hours. He can manipulate Continue Reading
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7 Other Abominations You Need to Know About
What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word "abomination?" I'll give you a hint ... it has to do with a topic that's super controversial in the Christian community right now. Among other references, you may have heard this verse quoted a time or two on the topic I am referring to: "If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. -- Leviticus 20:13 There it is. The biggie. The issue of the day. At this point, your pulse may be quickening for one of two reasons. Perhaps you consider yourself a gay Christian, and you're Continue Reading
Why Some Soul Wounds Require Understanding the Mother Heart of God
Going through my journals recently, I ran across an entry from February 2020. I was scheduled for a total hip replacement surgery, quite nervous about how the whole process. Sometimes I let the Lord speak to me through my pen. The deeply comforting words I found myself writing were these: "Let Me mother you in this situation." When we see God only as a father, not as a mother, we are left feeling like spiritual orphans bereft of the nurturing comfort and support provided by a mother. Read my article on this here - and may you experience the entirety of God's love for Continue Reading
How can people who call themselves Christians do this to other Christians?
A sea of middle-school students surged through the hallway between periods. Suddenly, one seventh-grade girl lost her grip on her books and dropped them on the floor. Much to her chagrin, the boy behind her seized the opportunity and kicked the pile of books, sending them sliding down the hallway. His cronies hooted with laughter, humiliating the girl even further. Not one of the ruffians offered to help pick anything up. That girl was me—and unfortunately, that awful day was one of many bad junior high days. But now, middle school is behind me, right? No more eye-rolls or Continue Reading