All Things New

A few weeks ago in the late evening hours, our family saw a fire in a field not far from our home.  The blackness of the sky filled with hues of oranges and reds as we stood mesmerized by the buring fire. There was such beauty in the fire’s colors as it brought a sense of peace […]

When you Feel Rejected by The In Crowd

“We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.” Hebrews 12:2 (NIV) I belong to a church some would label a “Hipster Church.” I […]

Live Today with Eternity in Sight

“We are here for only a moment, visitors and strangers in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a passing shadow, gone so soon without a trace.” 1 Chronicles 29:15 It’s been a rough few weeks with the sudden passing of my nephew followed by a precious new […]

What Life is Like Without Expectations

In the beginning of the year my husband and I came to a crossroads. Tension had been building and neither of us could really put our finger on the source. Thankfully, we have awesome friends that we are doing life with and we called them in to help. A three-hour counseling session happened and tons […]

See How Mom of Son With Dwarfism Defeats Mundane Days

“Honey, let me get the door.” As I open the door of the church, sunlight floods the atrium. My husband glides Samuel’s stroller past me to the open double doors at the entrance of the sanctuary. In the last row, the pew offers just enough space for Samuel’s bouncer. Looking into the back, I’m delighted […]

Then There Is Also Childlike Forgiveness

My thoughts: My own daughters’ complete unhesitating ability to forgive someone who has sinned against her is such an inspiration to me. We are called to have childlike faith and in that I believe we are to forgive like a child, too. Of course, many offenses require us to be healed by God but we should […]

The Courage Of Ruth

Have you ever sat and thought about the great strength and courage of Ruth, Naomi’s daughter-in-law? In Ruth 1:1-5, we learn that Naomi’s husband, Elimelek, dies and leaves her as a widow with two sons. Her sons marry Ruth and Orpah, Moabite women. Now, after a few years Naomi’s sons die also. Typically, in that […]

6 Stories from the Bible You May Not Know

The Bible has many wonderful stories offering hope, wisdom and insight to who God is and His provision of Jesus as the perfect atoning sacrifice for our sins. While we are familiar with many stories we learn in church, there are many more in the Bible overlooked and I want to share a few of those with […]

When My Marriage Was Failing

I was looking up Scriptures to have something validate the fact that I wanted divorce. While there may have been good enough reason to do it, my heart still held on. The Holy Spirit yelled louder than my flesh, “Hold on! Hold On! Don’t let go!” I couldn’t vision my future allowing him to do this to […]

God’s Definition of Intimacy in Marriage

I have been in love with my husband for nearly 10 years. Sure we met a little over 10 years ago, but who really loves someone at first sight? My attraction towards him blossomed into love about this time one decade ago. I remember telling him in the early part of April of 2005 that I […]

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