My husband, Troy and I just recently received the greatest of all blessings this week: free cable. All joking aside, neither of us had experienced cable since childhood and with our apartment’s recent contract with Spectrum, we received a flashback to scheduled programming, hundreds of channel options (none of which have anything good on), and … More Looking for Wisdom?
Have you ever been on a treasure hunt? One summer when we were at the beach we used the theme “treasure hunting.” Not only did we hunt for shells by day and crabs by night and make cupcakes to look like a treasure map, but, we actually buried a box of treasure in the sand … More Treasure Hunting
Imagine this. God of the universe, who created the world and everything in it, asks you what you want. God is willing to give it to you. Anything you want. Hmmm. Would you ask for wealth and financial security in order to provide for your family and give to the needy? Maybe you have a … More What’s Your Choice?
“Remember my chains.” This is how the apostle Paul ends his letter to the church of Colossae. We are reminded a few other times in the text of Paul’s current imprisonment as he writes this heartfelt letter. However, it is in his last words to these people in which his circumstances really hit home. His … More Remember My Chains
Do you have a dear childhood friend you don’t see often? Or maybe a college friend you shared life with so closely there is still a deep bond between you? There are people who are fortunate to have friendships like these. Friends who, although we do not see each other often, we can instantly step in … More The Bond of Friendship
Do you have a summer project list? Some friends are cleaning out closets, organizing the kids’ toys, painting the front porch, and creating a new patio. Projects require our attention and focus. We are able to use our gifts, talents, and creativity as we work to complete our project. It is gratifying to sit back … More Masterpiece
Imagine being stranded on a desert island with no one around for immediate assistance. How would you cope? How would you handle the loneliness and disillusionment after days of little food and water, hot sun or cold nights, awaiting a rescue? I just finished a wonderful week of Vacation Bible School (VBS) where the theme … More The Divine Rescue
As I spent time in Jeremiah this week, the given chapters brought me back to a place of private school education. The chapters reminded me of those we used to read in Bible class. Chapters filled with war and destruction. Chapters about ancient civilizations and primal rulers. Chapters I would skim over with nothing but … More The God of All Nations
The proposal was a wonderful surprise and the engagement ring was beautiful. My mother and I had shopped together and found the perfect bridal gown. The date was set and invitations were ordered. But why did my soul feel unsettled? Deep in the pit of my stomach, I was uncomfortable and the joy had dissipated. … More Show Me and I’ll Obey
Have you ever been lost? I mean like really lost in a place you don’t know. Think back to what it felt like? Were you scared, nervous, frustrated, feeling helpless? Did you ask for directions? Did you actually stop and seek out help to find your way to your destination? Remember when we used to … More A Bold Question