Sacrifice & Friendship

Several years ago, God asked my husband and I to do the hardest thing in my Christian life- leave the church, home, and city that we loved without good earthly reason.  I went.  But I went kicking and screaming, lamenting and wringing my hands.  It was personally and financially costly.  And as our family of…

The Sifting- Part 2

In the Sifting-Part 1, we looked at how the early church grew and thrived despite persecution.  After Christianity was legalized, the word Christian became meaningless because lukewarm believers joined the church and used the title of “Christian” for political or monetary gain.  I believe this scenario is playing itself out in reverse today in America.  Here’s how:…