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
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
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
Somehow I think I am able to control all the details in my life. I make lists. I organize my calendar and schedule appointments, I stress over all the pieces and work hard to keep everything in the right place. In all of my frantic activity, I picture God sitting on His heavenly throne, patiently … More Control
This final chapter in Proverbs presents the virtuous woman and we need not be intimidated or run away from this impressive list of accomplishments. You may say, “But I’m a single woman – not married. I don’t have children.” These verses are for you as well. Why, you may ask? Because of the bottom line … More Who is the Proverbs 31 Woman?
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?
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
It’s taken me a few years to come to the following conclusion. If God, the Creator of the universe, Maker of all things, fully able Healer, knew from the beginning of time that my husband would glorify Him best by being a quadruple amputee, then the transition happened as smoothly as it ever could. He … More Sweet Suffering
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
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