Doubt in a Life of Genuine Faith

We’ve been going through a sermon series at Blueprint called Genuine Faith, focusing on the book of 1 John. As part of this series, Pastor John O. has reminded us that there are four kinds of people in the world: those who are saved and know it, those who are not saved and know it, those who are not saved and don’t know it, and those who are saved and don’t know it. Today’s post is a story from that last category.  Read more →

Genuine Faith: How Do I Know For Sure?

There are two kinds of people in the world. I know we hear that kind of stuff all the time, but really… there are two kinds of people in the world (if you categorize them the way I’m about to).  If you believe in a literal heaven and a literal hell (which is what the Bible teaches), then when all is said and done there are people who will end up in heaven and people who will end up in hell.  Christians have labeled these two categories of people– saved and not saved. Read more →

What Submission Looks Like

1 Peter 3:5b-6:

“They were submissive to their own husbands, like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her master. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.”

My family and I are in the process of planning to move– and fear is real when you start talking about selling and buying houses and moving. If you know me, moving would come as a shock to you. For almost five years we have invested into a neighborhood, into a school, into friends. We settled, I said I was never packing a box again, never would have a need for a moving truck, never need for more bubble wrap or tape–I was done moving. Dhati and I have been married for 13 years, and have moved 7 times–this will be our 8th. We have 6 kids. You can imagine the logistical nightmare that moving with 8 brings. Read more →