Don’t Stay for the Applause

People clapping, leave the stage before the applause

Our talent and drive and even our charisma can often write checks that our character can’t cash. Err instead on the side of a quiet, faithful life instead of one of popularity and celebrity. Leave the stage before the applause starts. The applause of our Father, “who sees in secret,” is the only praise we need anyway.

Supreme Court: Government Can Be Sued for Money Damages When Religious Liberty Is Violated

The Supreme Court building, SCOTUS says states can place sanctions of electors who do not vote with their states popular winner

The Supreme Court unanimously voted this week in favor of a case that could have a lasting positive impact for the church and various faith communities. They ruled that the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act allows for lawsuits seeking monetary damages when the federal government violates a person’s religious liberty.