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Clarity in the Clay

"Woe to him who strives with him who formed him, a pot among earthen pots! Does the clay say to him who forms it, 'What are you making?' or 'Your work has no handles'? Woe to him who says to a father, 'What are you begetting?' or to a woman, 'With what are you in labor?' Thus says the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and the one who formed him: 'Ask me of things to come; will you command me concerning my children and the work of my hands? I made the earth and created man on it; it was my hands that stretched out the heavens, and I command all their host. I have stirred him up in righteousness, and I will make all his ways level; he shall build my city and set my exiles free, not for price or reward,' says the LORD of hosts."   Isaiah 45:9-13
These kind of passages crash violently into all of my preconceived notions and false senses of control! And through the ringing whiplash, God, in his mercy, stirs repentance and worship. How easily my…

The Gospel in the Bedroom

Wives, let's chat for just a minute. I would love to be sitting down with each of you, enjoying a really good cup of coffee and getting to know your story. I've always loved learning people's stories! I rarely can be around crowds of people without imagining elaborate backstories for the folks I see. Since sitting down to coffee isn't possible right now, please let me share some of my story and pray that God uses it to encourage you!

I have the great privilege of putting thoughts down on paper, for anyone to read. One downside, however, is that we don't have the context of friendship to support "sensitive topics" of conversation. So, my only recourse is to dive right in. So here it goes...

Wives, how are you applying the gospel to your sex life? I know this is a difficult topic to discuss, even with your closest friends! Please know that my desire is to point you to Jesus and see his truth bring greater freedom and joy in your marriage, NOT to condemn, jud…