• How to Be a Hypocrite

    For several years, I was (and still can be) a hypocrite. I could read, study, talk about, and even teach the Word of God—thinking I was living out what I professed—while all the time I was actually living as a hypocrite.

  • The Reproof I Desperately Need

    In one sense, I’m really not a fan of reproof. It is hard to have your eyes opened to ugly blind spots; to see some real selfishness that you didn’t even realize existed in the crevices of your heart; to have the “light turned on” and expose some gruesome realities that were hiding in the shadows. But at the same time, I love reproof. I don’t want to continue operating with the corrupting junk in my heart that I’ve overlooked. That’s what God’s Word is faithful to do, it brings loving reproof to our lives: [box]“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for…

  • You Need Something More than Studying God’s Word

    I’m giving a shout out to diligent students of the Word. I have a critical announcement to make: You need something more than a thorough knowledge of Scripture! During the darkest season of our marriage, my husband experienced a crisis of faith. He watched me consistently studying Scripture, but “knowing the Word and loving God” wasn’t impacting me when it came to how I treated him. I was one miserable woman to live with. I had a serious problem. I wasn’t practicing reverence during those years. “Reverence” may not be a word you use often, but it is a biblical word (check out Titus 2:3). Reverence is a heart action that we…