Maundy Thursday: The significance of washing feet

For some of my fellow Christian friends, the day before Good Friday is called Maundy Thursday. One of the highlights of this day is the ceremonial washing of the feet from when Jesus washed His disciples’ feet in John 13. As I researched this passage, I was struck by...

When God Stops Talking: The Dark Night of the Soul

Does it ever feel like God has stopped talking to you? How do you react to that? Do you panic? Do you pray louder? Are you tempted to quit believing altogether? This time of silence is very common, but rarely talked about. Some refer to it as a “wilderness...

Valentine’s Day for Singles: Lessons Learned from the Apostle Paul

While many are celebrating Valentine’s Day, there are millions of people who would rather sit on their couch eating Bon Bons in a Snuggie all day watching war movies because at least no one is going to be kissing anyone on the battlefield and reminding them that it is...

Superman’s Kryptonite: Lessons Learned from Samson

Long before Superman and Batman and Captain Caveman, there was a man with superhuman powers. He caught 300 foxes and lit their tails on fire, killed 1000 men with a jawbone, and tore apart a lion with his bare hands and ate honey from its carcass (take that, honey...

How to Find a Boaz instead of a Bozo: Lessons Learned From Ruth

Sleepless in Seattle. You’ve Got Mail. The Titanic. Gone With the Wind. Why do we keep watching the same story over and over again? Because we want to believe it could happen. Romantic movies would not be so popular if they did not have an ounce of truth in...

Ancient pickup lines: Lessons learned from Isaac and Rebekah

“Did it hurt when you fell from Heaven?” “Girl, you must be tired. You’ve been running through my mind all day!” “Hey, baby. Come to Butthead.” So what’s your favorite pickup line? Some of them seem like they have been around forever. Do you know what the first pick-up...

Find the woman (or man) of your dreams: Lessons learned from Adam and Eve

It seems like everyone has a profile on a dating website somewhere – whether it be eharmony, match.com, or smushroom.net. Some are lonely; some are depressed and hurting; some are just looking for a hook-up. “Single” used to have a stigma attached to it; now there are thousands signing...

Christmas Quiz

Here is a simple test to see if you know your Christmas trivia. All of the questions are true or false so you have a fifty-fifty chance of getting it right. Scroll down to the bottom to get the answers and then check the scale at the very bottom...

Away with the Manger

Popular belief: Jesus was born in a manger because there was no room in the inn. Two common misconceptions are that Jesus 1. was born in a manger 2. was born in a barn because all the hotels were full These details are interpreted from Luke 2:6-7. While they were...