The Way of Escape

When I think of examples of temptation in the Bible, two men quickly come to my mind. First, I think of King David who looked across the rooftops in his capital city of Jerusalem and allowed his eyes to gaze on the beautiful woman, Bathsheba (the wife of Uriah). Then, I think of the young … More The Way of Escape

Set Apart

Have you ever received a letter or email from a friend you know loves you, but the message made you uncomfortable because it reproached your current attitude, a recent decision you made, or commented on a lifestyle you are living? Most of us can think of at least one of those letters or even a … More Set Apart

Follow the Pattern

Growing up, I would spend one or two weeks each summer with my grandparents at their home in rural Pennsylvania. There was one fabulous room in the upstairs of their large home where I spent a good amount of time. During the school year my grandmother traveled around this small county and taught Bible classes … More Follow the Pattern

Faithful Enough?

How good are you at keeping promises? Have you ever broken a promise? Have you said you would do something and forgotten or failed to follow through? How would you rate your integrity or faithfulness factor on a scale of 0-10? Exodus is a book all about Faithfulness. It is about the faithfulness of God … More Faithful Enough?

He Provides

In my life, I’ve experienced a great deal of joy and happiness, but also deep sorrow and pain. It seems like I’ve had my fair share of hardship in life – maybe that seems true for you as well. In my thirty-seven and a half years, miscarriage, death of family members, near death of my … More He Provides

Life with Purpose

Have you ever tried to keep a baby quiet or get a little one to stop crying? It seems like a pretty impossible task. You may have observed a young mother trying to calm or distract her infant in church or at a restaurant. Sometimes it works but other times that baby is just going … More Life with Purpose

Many Good Gifts

The doll was expensive. I’d spent the last hour on the American Girl doll website. Christmas was coming and I wanted our daughter to have a special gift. Shipping was free only today. Still, I couldn’t do it. 2012 was trying for us. With my husband sick and not working, we’d survived financially on the … More Many Good Gifts

A Sign Shall Be Given

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