Slightly Obsessed #173 "Your Lord Is Coming: Like The Days Of Noah, Part 3"
A discussion of Noah’s flood as it speaks to conditions at the end times often addresses two groups of people living on the earth when judgment came: Noah and his family, the only righteous people left on the planet. The rest of the world, judged to be wicked.
Slightly Obsessed #172 Your Lord Is Coming: Like The Days Of Noah, Part 2
There are many conflicting theories on when Jesus Christ will return to earth. It’s not hard to find Scriptures to support opposing viewpoints, and even those honestly searching the Scriptures to answer the question posed by the disciples in Matthew can get lost in the maze of prophecies outlined in the Old and New Testaments.
Slightly Obsessed #171 "Your Lord Is Coming: Like The Days Of Noah"
In the coming weeks, Slightly Obsessed will explore the Scriptures regarding end-time events and what Jesus meant when He said that the coming of the Son of Man will be “just like the days of Noah.”
Slightly Obsessed #170 "Fully Possessed"
The political climate has been tumultuous since the recent election. Some folks don’t like the results of the election, and unlike years past, can’t seem to get past it. They can’t move on. They are obsessed with protesting the loss.
Slightly Obsessed #169 "Shut Out The Lies"
I sat on the bed, heart in shreds. An accusation had been hurled at me on social media, again, by the same person. Everything in me fought to defend myself against the lies.
Slightly Obsessed #168 "White-out"
The sky hung heavy and gray the day my daughter and I drove the long river road to town for her piano lesson. But our valley rarely even sees snow most winters, so I didn’t worry too much about the weather. The highway was dry and clear on the drive into town.
Slightly Obsessed #167 "The Year I Broke Christmas"
Christmas came late and all at once at our house. Decorations were sparse in the weeks leading up to Christmas, and no tree adorned the house until Christmas morning. We awakened to a fully decorated tree, dancing with lights and shimmering icicles in the early morning darkness.
State of Play #015 "Skillet Tops Modern Rock Charts in Breakthrough For Christian Music"
Christian rock band Skillet has had a very successful 2016. They released their tenth studio album, Unleashed, which debuted at number three on the Billboard Physical Albums chart, and toured this past fall across the United States with Devour the Day. Perhaps most exciting...
Slightly Obsessed #166 "Take Courage"
The twelve-year-old daughter of an important synagogue ruler named Jairus was dying. Jairus entreated Jesus to come and heal her. As Jesus walked to the man’s house, the crowds pressed against him on every side.
Slightly Obsessed #165 "We Need Each Other"
It’s happened to me. It’s probably happened to you. Something is said on social media. Somebody comments back. Soon a family is in turmoil and relationships are lost over what began as a difference of opinion.
Slightly Obsessed #164 "An Army Of One"
Do we hurt the cause of Christ when we follow our own internal voices?
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Slightly Obsessed #163 "God And The Ballot Box"
To vote or not to vote. That is the question for millions of Americans saddled in November with the task of choosing between two distasteful choices for the next President of the United States. Whatever your political persuasion may be, it’s hard to dodge the mud being slung around by political partisans in this campaign cycle.
Slightly Obsessed #162 "Are You Spreading Epignosis?"
Can you catch epignosis from your friends?
Slightly Obsessed #161 "A Breath Away From Betrayal"
A physical illness sent me into a spiritual crisis of faith. But in my resentment toward God, I nearly betrayed someone else.
Slightly Obsessed #160 "Is It Real Or Just Raw?"
Most people today like to "keep it real." No one likes a phony. But where do we draw the line between real and raw?
Slightly Obsessed #159 "Volcano"
Our youngest son was married in a beautiful ceremony last weekend. For us, it was the culmination of months of harried activity not only preparing for the wedding, but basically restoring our tired-looking yard for the rehearsal dinner.
Slightly Obsessed #158 "Like A Bride, Waiting"
She stands on the church stage with the other members of the worship team, singing the chorus to a Chris Tomlin song in her clear soprano. “Like a bride waiting for her groom, we’ll be a church ready for you.” At the words, she glows.
Slightly Obsessed #157 "Eyes Wide Open"
Our youngest son is being married soon, and the rehearsal dinner will be held in our large side yard in the country. It’s ignited a frantic attempt to bring our log cabin and yard up to Idaho standards, which means taking down the chicken wire around the old chicken run, slashing a path through the weeds that have wandered over from the neighboring pasture, and spreading a truckload of bark over the dry hillside.
Slightly Obsessed #156 "The Promise"
January, not July, is traditionally the month for resolutions. It’s the symbolic equivalent of a new beginning, that time of year we make all kinds of promises to ourselves and others. But New Year’s promises are notorious for not surviving past January. Most of us have forgotten our resolutions by July.
Slightly Obsessed #155 "Armed And Dangerous"
Our nation is embroiled in a battle over national security in the wake of recent shootings. A 2015 poll found that American’s fear of terrorism here and abroad is at a peak not seen since the 9/11 attacks. As Christians, we understand that our enemy is not a human or a nation. But are we aware of the seriousness of the warfare against us?
Slightly Obsessed #154 "Outcry"
Do you feel like no one ever hears you? Sometimes I feel insignificant in this loud, crazy world, one small life among billions. I wonder if anyone would hear if I fell in the forest. Or in church or on a street. But then, I remember. God hears.
Slightly Obsessed #153 "Why 2 Chronicles 7:14 May Not Mean What You Think"
The temple of God was something King David longed to build for his people. But God wouldn't allow him the privilege, because he was a man of war. So David prepared the materials, and the task was fulfilled by his son, Solomon.
Slightly Obsessed #152 "He Is, We Are"
The car snakes past the other drivers as we jockey for position in the fast lane. We accelerate at the city limits, find our places, and settle in for the drive. I give the Jeep its head, and it glides along the river road as if by its own accord. The old Jeep has made the trip many times.
Slightly Obsessed #151 "Why Do We Hide From God?"
We couldn't find her all day. P.T. has always been an independent little kitty. She's a senior citizen in cat years, definitely a street-wise old lady. She loves living outdoors, although she usually comes up every night to be locked safely into the large kitty kennel.
Most Addictive Song (for now) #008 House of Heroes "Colors Run"
Well House of Heroes has always been one of my favorite groups. I love their creativity and willingness to try different themes and styles. I've been listening to their upcoming album for several days now, “Colors” which releases July 1st, and it is quite experimental . It is however a concept album, and a bit to get used to, although it is growing on me the more I listen to it.
Slightly Obsessed #150 "Between Hope And The Harvest"
Hope lives in my yard. It spills from baskets. It nestles in pots and peeks out from a layer of red mulch. It even inches around the rocks that line the pond at the end of the yard. At my house, hope is the thing with chlorophyll.
Slightly Obsessed #149 "The Mystery Revealed"
There is nothing more delicious for me than a good mystery. My bookshelf is lined with Agatha Christie books. I have watched every sappy episode of Murder She Wrote and even recently hosted one of those murder/mystery dinners for my writer friends. I’m constantly intrigued by why stuff happens.
Slightly Obsessed #148 "When You're Ambushed By Fear: You Hold The Key To Victory"
When it looked as if Judah was going to be crushed by an overwhelming invasion of their enemies, King Jehoshaphat knew where to run. He proclaimed a fast throughout the land, gathered together with the people in Jerusalem before the Lord, and prayed for deliverance.
Slightly Obsessed #147 "Declare War On Yourself"
First and foremost, our war should be against our own barbarity. Before we can present the cross to others, we must first crucify ourselves.