Discipline is for the purpose of bringing someone back into right-living, and inviting them back to live in the truth; not to create a world where that person doesn’t exist just because we don’t want to deal with their mess-ups. Biblical discipline is mandated because God wants more for humanity, AND we (the Church) should want more for that person.
Face-to-face. Same air. Same room. Fullness of countenance. No masks. Full, deep breaths. No fear. It’s been a foreign concept for about nine months now. It’s something…… Read more “contemplating God’s unmasked face (in the season of COVID-19)”
Kyle and I had to completely change our wedding when we got married on March 21, 2020. It was hard to say the least, and we were…… Read more “10 ways to support a couple who lost their original wedding to COVID-19, practically & emotionally”
For six months, I had been dreaming, anticipating, and preparing for the day that was only a week away, the day I would become Mrs. Schumpert, March…… Read more “to the bride who lost her original wedding to COVID-19: yearning for a different wedding”
In the 2016 election, I was all-in with the media. I was the Christian who was fed-up with the candidates, but mostly with Trump, since He loudly…… Read more “Two mistakes I made about Donald Trump: from one angry Christian to another.”
I love you, dear Church, but we can no longer be silent or even quiet about this, especially while the world and mistruths are so loud.
Dear comparison, I have given into you before. For many of my younger years, I allowed you to steal moments that could have been joyful…… Read more “dear comparison, you are not welcome here”
If you know me at all, you know one thing about me: I. Love. Taylor. Swift. And on November 10th, 2017, her new album reputation is made…… Read more “on taylor swift’s “reputation”: engaging secular media with a heart set on Christ”
I think we’ve all are guilty of compartmentalizing our faith, often without even realizing we are doing such. One of these areas for myself has been in…… Read more “social media with a purpose: 5 ways to make social media more positive”
I keep asking myself… why can’t you let this go, Mary Madeline? Why can’t you just embrace the traditionalist Sunday morning style that you grew up on? Why…… Read more “vouching for the strings: a call to inclusive musical worship”