• Fall 2018,  Five Minute Friday,  FMF 31-Day Challenge 2018

    Day 11: Door

    This month, I’m participating in a Five Minute Friday challenge called “31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes,” responding to a one-word prompt for five minutes each day in October. Click here to join in! “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20 This verse is frequently quoted as an invitation to salvation. Too often, however, once we have answered the door and invited Jesus into our lives, we want to keep Him in the front room, the one that’s neat and clean with comfortable…

  • Fall 2018,  Five Minute Friday,  FMF 31-Day Challenge 2018

    Day 9: Inspire

    This month, I’m participating in a Five Minute Friday challenge called “31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes,” responding to a one-word prompt for five minutes each day in October. Click here to join in! Inspiration is a hard term to define. In my experience, it usually propels me to some form of creative expression, whether that’s writing, making something, talking to someone, or making a plan. Sometimes it seems as though God is telling me to do something; at other times, the feeling seems to come out of nowhere. Many artists find inspiration in nature. Photographers might be inspired by the work of others. A writer might feel inspired…

  • Fall 2018,  Five Minute Friday,  FMF 31-Day Challenge 2018

    Day 1: Story

    Happy October! This month, I’ll be participating in a Five Minute Friday challenge called “31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes,” responding to a one-word prompt for five minutes each day in October. Click here to join in! For convenience, I will using the one-word prompt as the title for each post. I like to think of my life as a story that God is writing. Or I think of all of history as a story, and God is using me as a pen to add another chapter. God is the Author of the greatest story ever told, the story of the redemption of mankind. How blessed I am to…

  • Fall 2018,  Five Minute Friday

    Potential for Revival

    This post was written for the weekly Five Minute Friday blog linkup. Each week, writers respond to a one-word prompt by writing for five minutes, then share their unedited writing with each other. Click here to join the fun! This week’s prompt: Potential. I think of all the people in the Church, especially young people, who are apathetic about Jesus, unaware of the power of the gospel. They have so much potential—my generation could rock the world with revival, but so many of us are desensitized to the wonder of the gift we’ve been given. If we understood the power of God, His immensity, His love for us, and the abundant…

  • Fall 2018,  Five Minute Friday

    Completing His Good Work

    This post was written for the weekly Five Minute Friday blog linkup. Each week, writers respond to a one-word prompt by writing for five minutes, then share their unedited writing with each other. Click here to join the fun! This week’s prompt: Complete. Christ’s work on the cross is complete; our salvation is sealed because He did everything necessary to reconcile us to the Father. Our restoration, however, is not yet complete. We wait for the day when we are resurrected and made sinless. Until then, we undergo the process of sanctification, becoming more like Christ as we study His Word and live in community with His people. Only in Jesus…