prisons.
This post is for you — the one dragging yourself through the impossible, the one aching with loneliness, the one lying awake with blame and worry gnawing at your mind and your rest. It’s for you — the one who hates your circumstances or your status or that thing about yourself. We started The...
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In 2005, I opened a blank journal and scratched out a sentence on the first empty page. Thank you for our lives and the lives of our sons. It was all the gratitude I could muster. After two years of church planting, I was lonely, drowning, sick at heart. On one day, Mike would...
The Colossians Project kellyadkins.com
The nine verses of Paul’s instructions to Christian households wrap up with this one: Masters, treat your bondservants justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven (Colossians 4:1). It’s tempting to scoot by this verse, all nothing to see here. We don’t have slaves. But we do have a Master....
How to get revenge.
There hardly seems to be a verse we need more of — or see less of — these days: For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality (Colossians 3:25). We’re crushed by our spouse, abused by our boss, abandoned by our friend, and no...
Seeing God when your circumstances don't make sense.
I have a hard time functioning if things aren’t “just so.” Trouble is — as a pastor’s wife, church staffer, mom and homeschooler – I haven’t seen “just so” since 1995. Even after all these years, I still find it difficult to rest — difficult to love — difficult to have peace when things are...
to be a christian parent.
If you want to be a good parent, there are many virtues you can pass on to your kids: scholarship, sportsmanship, citizenship, friendship, ownership, leadership. If you want to be a Christian parent, there’s only one thing that will do: Discipleship. It’s easier to try to schedule kids into shape than it is to...