Christian living

You Need To End That Friendship

March 1, 2018

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Letter to a Would-Be Adulteress

You tell me that you’re nowhere near the path of adultery. You and he are just friends. You both love the Lord and desire to walk in obedience to his word. In fact, it was your shared commitment to Jesus that connected you.

As you served at the Christian conference, chatting over the course of long days and boxed lunches, your conversation was filled with Christ and a zeal for the faith. A group of you got connected on social media, so once the conference was over, moving your dialogue to the inbox was easy. And from there, text messaging made more sense. Now, months later, you’re in touch every couple weeks, with an occasional phone call.

“But nothing about our conversation is improper,” you added quickly. “We talk about our families and ministries. We might touch on something we read in our devotions that morning. He’ll even listen to thoughts about my upcoming blog posts. If anything, at the end of our calls, I’m encouraged and edified in what God has called me to do.”

“Does your husband listen to your thoughts about upcoming blog posts?” I asked.

“Oh, he’s got so much going on,” you said. “I don’t mind that he doesn’t have time.”

“What about spiritual growth?” I asked. “Do you and your husband share what you’re learning as well?”

“Again, it’s just a time issue,” you said. “His job is demanding.”

Friend, I know you’ve said that the mere thought of adultery is repulsive to you, and that you could never see yourself taking that path. But it is my hope and prayer that you see the truth: you are already on the path.

Continue reading over at Desiring God . . .

Cling

CLING SERIES ~ 2 SAMUEL CH. 16

February 18, 2018

As he flees from his son, David encounters two men from the house of Saul . . . one bearing gifts, the other curses and stones.

Books

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER: WHEN I’M TEMPTED (A PROMISES OF GOD NOVEL ~ BOOK 3)

January 27, 2018

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I’m excited to bring you Book #3 in the Promises of God series! A trouble-free life isn’t promised. The road gets bumpy once again . . .

Join Cyd, Lance, Jillian, Jordyn, Tommy, and others as they discover that no one is immune to temptation. But will they learn the truth of God’s promise—that there’s always a way of escape?

WHEN I’M TEMPTED will be released February 6, 2018 in print and ebook. Right now, you can pre-order the Kindle version here: http://amzn.to/2Eg88pN.  Pre-orders on other platforms should be available next week.

Truly praying this book is a blessing to you!

Cling

CLING CONFERENCE 2018

January 24, 2018

Join Me Cling ConferenceI’m excited to announce CLING CONFERENCE 2018.  The heart of this women’s conference is to encourage and help foster an intimate walk with the Lord. Admittedly, it’s a big step of faith. Who knows if people will even show up? But I felt the nudging from the Lord to take the step, and I’m praying that He will show Himself strong, meeting each woman who comes in a mighty way.

I would love for you to join me. We’ll spend time in the word of God as we talk about what it means to cling to Him, and to impact our generation as we cling. We’ll have extended time for fellowship on Friday evening. And we’ll even have some old school fun as well as real-talk during our Saturday night Fiction Spotlight.

Hoping to see you there!

For more info and to buy tickets:  http://bit.ly/2BoWiXD

Cling

CLING on Discover the Word

January 22, 2018

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Almost a year ago, I visited Our Daily Bread Ministries and recorded ten radio episodes with the wonderful hosts of Discover the Word.  Those episodes began airing last week and continue for the remainder of this week.  You can listen to them online as well at https://discovertheword.org.  Truly hoping the conversations are a blessing to you!