You Are My Joy

I sit here writing on my couch in view of our first dainty Christmas tree that my husband and I got for our first Christmas together just last year. It was actually a hand-me-down from my mother and was intended to be an outdoor decoration. It stands 3 feet tall, its branches are scarce, and … More You Are My Joy

Consider Your Ways

Haggai is one of those books where you really wish you had some giant timeline of Jewish history at hand to help you piece together everything going on. Well lucky for you, this blogger is also a visual learner who needs to see things in order to understand them. In case you are the same, … More Consider Your Ways

A New Beginning

The New Year, that first scoop of peanut butter, starting on the first page of a brand new book, the start of a brand new school year. Don’t we all just love beginnings? It feels so fresh, so full of hope, it’s a time where anything could happen and there is so much to look … More A New Beginning

Looking for Wisdom?

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?

Remember My Chains

“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

The God of All Nations

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

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