Love Hurts

“Much-Afraid, I have already warned you that Love and Pain go together, for a time at least. If you would know Love, you  must know pain too.” -The Shepherd (Hind’s Feet on High Places, by Hannah Hurnard)

I didn’t want to love her. I wanted to harden my heart because I knew her time in my life would be brief. But somehow, when a baby comes into your life, it is almost impossible to not feel something. Read More


52 a Year

“To gather with God’s people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer.” ― Martin Luther

According to that infallible morass of information (the all-knowing Google), 83% of Americans call themselves Christians. Yet only 20.4% of Americans attend church each week.

The reasons people stay home are varied: ill health, lack of sleep, discontentment with local churches, scheduling conflicts, kids, etc…

But with the possible exception of the first reason, those reasons are pretty weak excuses. Read More