Lonely with 1,000 Friends

“No one has greater love than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” (Jn.15:3) I recently hit the “400” mark for number of friends I have on Facebook.  I have been looming around the 300’s for a while.  I am actually...

You too?

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds…” Hebrews 10:24 Women encouraging women in every chapter. This is the heart behind Sacred Story. The ministry exists to encourage women to be a voice for God’s...

The Perils of Unforgiveness

“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…” (Mt. 5:44) I recently read an article about a woman named Shaynna who enterered a funeral home and cut off the breasts, toe, locks of hair and slashed the forehead of a dead...

Do Your Boundaries Love or Self-Protect?

“Hatred stirs up conflicts, but love covers all offenses.” (Proverbs 10:12) “What is love? Baby don’t hurt me. Don’t hurt me. No more.” As I have been reflecting on what to write about love this month, I cannot get this high school song from Haddaway out of my head!...

God’s Surprising Friendships

Following God’s call of evangelism and discipleship in my life has coincided with the development of close friendships. From my perspective I was “doing something for God,” but from God’s perspective He has been surprising me beyond what I might ask or...