Slivers of Hope Amidst Disobedience, Destruction, & Dirty Underwear

“Clean your room.” “Be kind and stop fighting.” “Please stop calling your sibling ‘stupid’.”  “Pick up your dirty socks and underwear.” These phrases are common in our household as we are in the midst of discipline training in my home with four little people under the age of 9 years. My husband and I continually … More Slivers of Hope Amidst Disobedience, Destruction, & Dirty Underwear

Am I Listening?

Growing up in the northern mountains of Pennsylvania, my brothers and I would play outside after school each day. We had a large backyard and beyond that was a thickly wooded hillside. Various friends would show up and we would play games or run around in the woods. When it was time for dinner, my … More Am I Listening?

Answer God’s Call

Nicole hit it out of the ballpark with her intro on Jeremiah and Lamentations last week! What a great introduction to these two books of the Bible that can be difficult to understand and may not seem applicable to us today. But, oh dear ladies, they do apply! We can use every ounce of wisdom … More Answer God’s Call

A Difficult Calling

Do the Old Testament pages in your Bible stick together? Do you gravitate toward the shorter, more practical books found in the New Testament? I totally understand. It is easy to get lost and confused when I try to read any of the Major Prophets and so my tendency is to avoid those books. However, … More A Difficult Calling

Abundant Generosity

My outward love language is the giving of gifts. I absolutely love to give gifts – from wrapped gifts or sending care packages in the mail to taking food to neighbors to just giving my time to others. I don’t say this to boast, but more to share a little of who I am. Anyone … More Abundant Generosity

Broken Pieces

Over the past few days, I’ve been thinking about sin, and what it truly means in my life. My pastor once used an illustration of a newborn baby to describe it. This newborn was beautiful, loved by his parents and family, wrapped in a delicate soft blanket. He had ten perfect fingers and ten perfect … More Broken Pieces

His Grace is Sufficient

When Paul went to Corinth, he preached in the synagogue for about 18 months (50-51 AD). The new fledgling church was birthed from the synagogue ministry and corrupt and sinful people were receiving the free gift of eternal life. “With its cultural diversity, wealth, paganism and infamous debauchery, Corinth was perhaps not the place onlookers … More His Grace is Sufficient

Undeserved Love

Years ago, a dear friend shared a book with me that touched my heart forever. It was a Christian fiction novel about a couple with a very challenging marriage. In this marriage, the husband was faithful and loving, while the wife was an adulterous prostitute with a broken past. I didn’t know it at the time, … More Undeserved Love