The Promise of Peace

What does this time of year between Thanksgiving and Christmas do to your spirit? Are you frenetic about your unending to-do lists, gifts to buy, additional events and gatherings to attend? Are you anxious about having the perfectly decorated home, maintaining familial harmony, or hiding those darn elves every night? Or maybe you are lonely … More The Promise of Peace

The Hope of Christmas

Christmas time has always been my favorite. For weeks leading up to Christmas, store advertisements and television commercials are covered in sparkle and glitter. Christmas carols play non-stop, the aroma of pine trees and cinnamon fill the air, and we bake our favorite cookies to enjoy with hot cocoa. The anticipation and hope for Christmas … More The Hope of Christmas

It’s Broken

A few months ago, I was cooking dinner in our kitchen and the plate I was going to put the food on slipped out of my hand, and fell to the countertop. You are probably thinking, “Oh no! The plate broke.” I wish the plate would’ve shattered into one hundred pieces! Instead, the plate hit … More It’s Broken

The Day of the Lord

Have you ever anticipated a special day in your life? As a child,maybe it was your birthday. As a teenager, maybe you couldn’t wait for the dayyou would get your driver’s license. We seem to think that there is a magicalday in our future that will bring us happiness.  When this happens, then I’ll be … More The Day of the Lord

Consider Your Ways

Haggai is one of those books where you really wish you had some giant timeline of Jewish history at hand to help you piece together everything going on. Well lucky for you, this blogger is also a visual learner who needs to see things in order to understand them. In case you are the same, … More Consider Your Ways

Wake-Up Call

Pressures, demands, expectations, and tasks push in from all sides and assault our schedules.  Do this! Be there! Finish that! Call them! It seems as though everyone wants something from us—family, friends, employer, school, church, clubs. Soon there is little left to give, as we run out of energy and time. We find ourselves rushing … More Wake-Up Call

Walking in Truth

I’ve always asked my children to tell the truth. It’s amazing how our little bundles of joy have the innate tendency to sin by lying since birth. I encourage them by saying that no matter what, their consequence will be less severe if they admit the truth. I’ve also told them there is nothing that … More Walking in Truth

What is Love?

What do you think about when you see or hear the words, “What is Love?” Does a song pop into your head like, “What is Love? By Haddaway, or “L.O.V.E.” by Nat King Cole. Maybe it is the tune, “I Want to Know What Love Is?” by Foreigner for those from the 1980s or the … More What is Love?

Fellowship & Love

Have you experienced the blessing of spending time with friends – perhaps in your ABF or Life Group? These conversations can be encouraging and minister deeply to our hearts. I also love those informal gatherings when a group of friends spends time together. Recently, we spent an evening with friends and all of us took … More Fellowship & Love