When I pray in faith, asking for something, James 1:6 tells me to pray with no doubt, because God does not answer the prayers of the double-minded. Oftentimes, when I pray I ask for an outcome that I want, but I tell God, “but your will be done.” Is this doubt? The answer I’ve come to is no. It is […]
Driving home last night, I happened upon one of my favorite pastors’ sermons. Tony Evans was talking about our connection to Christ and he said, in regards to a man walking his dog without a leash, “the relationship is the leash.” And I hollered, “Preach, Dr. Evans!” perhaps a bit too loudly.
I used to love rainy days. I don’t mean that I loved them like a professional adult, book in one hand and coffee in the other, curled up under a blanket in my reading chair, cat beside me. On the contrary. Not too long ago, I jumped in puddles, spun in the raindrops and looked up to watch the drops […]
If this is shocking, my bad. I thought you knew. GET THIS So I just read in For the Love (Jen Hatmaker, 2015) that according to statistics and research, young adults are leaving the Church in droves due to Christians being a defensive, cliquish bunch of consumerists who are hostile toward the gay community and are arrogant science-haters who care […]
May, 2004: That morning I sat on my back porch, Bible in hand, having just sold a business I had started with a non-believer. A disagreement ended in me selling my half of the company to her, and I had a few months to “find myself” before kicking my new business into high gear.
Going into a business relationship with a non-believer four years earlier, I’d had thought “Shauna, you’re playing with fire,” but at the time, I didn’t know that soft, sure voice was the Holy Spirit. I thought it was simple anxiety over making a life change.