Archive for 'Christian Living'

Relying on Your Own Experience Leads to Spiritual Vertigo

3 December 2007

I woke up on Sunday with the worst case of vertigo I have ever had. I couldn’t get out of bed without help because the very act of sitting up set the room spinning. Today I got out of bed on my own, but I was still listing into walls. This usually gets better once [...]

Envy

20 August 2007

In my reading of late I’ve discovered several articles on the theme of envy. In his article “Sinful” for National Review Online, Jonah Goldberg says, We almost never discuss envy anymore. “One may admit to pride, avarice, lust, anger, gluttony, and laziness, and one may even boast of them,” Gonzalo Fernandez de la Mora wrote [...]

Guarding Your Mind While Watching the Tube

22 May 2007

Our family has a Blockbuster account for receiving DVDs through the mail. It makes renting movies simple. While the service offers reviews of the available movies, I’ve found that a good source for determining whether we want to rent a movie is to read what Plugged In Online has to say about it. They offer [...]

Doing, Doing, Doing

18 May 2007

I was reading My Utmost for His Highest this morning and found it was in keeping with what I have been struggling with myself. Rather than simply walk with God, I try to do things for God. If I don’t have a list of things accomplished by the end of the day, I don’t feel [...]

Thoughts on Mothering

13 May 2007

Every mother of more than one child has times when she feels stretched in several directions at once–trying to meet the needs of each individual child. In fact, often a mother of one or two who is thinking of having more children asks herself, “Will I be able to handle more than one or two? [...]

Christian Habits

12 May 2007

I was reading My Utmost for His Highest today on habits. Here’s an excerpt: Your god may be your little Christian habit, the habit of prayer at stated times, or the habit of Bible reading. Watch how your Father will upset those times if you begin to worship your habit instead of what the habit [...]