We live in a world with lots of signs. There are directional signs, informational signs, and way-finding signs. Each day we depend on signs in the grocery store (looking for the soup aisle), driving down the street (the all important stop sign), and along the highway (watching for the correct exit sign). Yes, signs help … More A Sign Shall Be Given
Road trip or airplane? Slow cooker or microwave? Coffee shop or drive-thru? Live TV or DVR? Send a card in the mail or send a text? Mall shopping or Amazon? Our world has become fueled by fast and spurred by instant gratification. We are continually trying to figure out how to cut out unnecessary steps … More Ignore the Insignificant | Miss the Messiah
I love this time of year. Now that I’m in Alaska, Christmastime seems more complete because I get to enjoy a white Christmas :-). So, yeah, I know that’s not the best part of Christmas. It’s just icing on the cake. This year in preparation for Christmas, I love that we are reading select passages … More Encounter With an Angel
Have you ever watched the TV show, What Not To Wear? Two fashion stylists help revamp the look of individuals, nominated by their friends, who need some guidance and direction due to their poor choices in wardrobe and appearance. In the opening scene, Stacy London and Clinton Kelly watch the guest explain why various items … More What’s in Your Closet?
Have you ever run a marathon? I never have, and I have no desire to. Running 26.2 miles at one time has never been on my bucket list, so I was pretty surprised when my husband, Ian, told me he wanted to try to run one earlier this year. We decided we would do all … More Eyes on the Prize
A recent sermon really kicked my rear. Listening to it was a mix of good: a desire to do better, enthusiasm to propel me forward, conviction of sin. And bad: realizing I totally missed the boat on that one and…I’m not even sure I want to do better. The sermon pinpointed how I long for … More Live Different.
Last week I had this conversation with one child after they had received two packages of cartoon collector cards several days earlier. Child: “Mom, I really want more of those cards.” Mom: “Didn’t I just buy you some? You have a nice collection now. Besides, it isn’t Christmas or your birthday.” Child: “But I just … More The Secret to Contentment
I love reading the Bible. Each time I read it, I learn something new. It’s amazing how even a second, third, or fourth time, I find new perspective and insight. My life circumstances change, and therefore, so does my application of the text. As we dig into God’s Word it is important to keep a … More With Thanks & Joyful Hearts
Up to this point in Jonah we have seen a fair amount of calamity. Now however, we are going to witness the power that comes from obedience. While reading through and completing my study guide, several verbs stuck out to me: *Obeyed *Believed *Relented God came to Jonah a second time and told him to … More When God’s People Obey
“Grammie, please turn on the night light. It’s dark in here.” Absolutely. I’m happy to turn on the night light for our grandson. We have a heavenly Father who is a loving parent, and hears our troubled cries in our times of distress. In those dark places we can experience His light. I’ve taken time … More It’s Dark in Here