In the past, I wasn’t all that interested in poetry. Certain kinds of poetry have very strict rules (syllables, meter, rhyming) and other kinds seem to have no rules at all. I’ve read poems that were very confusing and had no discernable message. But recently, I’ve read some truly moving and profound poems by PhyliciaContinue reading “The Plan”
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Glory Beyond Compare
When I was a teenager, I thought I knew pretty much everything there was to know about the Bible. I’d grown up in the church my whole life, attending services 3-4 times a week. I could answer any Sunday School question, and I was a formidable opponent in Bible drill games. I didn’t realize untilContinue reading “Glory Beyond Compare”
Short Prayers Count
Prayer has always been difficult for me. For years, I struggled with feeling overwhelmed by everything in my life and in the world that I wanted to pray about. It seemed like too much. I didn’t even know where to start, so I usually just didn’t start at all. I thought that in order toContinue reading “Short Prayers Count”
Give Thanks in ALL Circumstances
If you’re like me, you may find yourself skimming over portions of Scripture without really thinking about what you’re reading. Sometimes a verse or passage becomes so familiar that it loses its significance in our minds, and we don’t deeply think about the practical application it has for us. For instance, take 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18,Continue reading “Give Thanks in ALL Circumstances”
Book Review- Take It To Heart
Revelation. What do you feel when you hear or see the name of the last book of the Bible? Fear? Confusion? Hesitation to read or study it? Do you mostly ignore it because you think it’s only about the end times, doubting that it has any relevance to your daily life? Or do you tryContinue reading “Book Review- Take It To Heart”
Praise the Lord- He cares!
I have never written and published a blog post in the same day before (usually it takes me weeks to write and about 2000 words to get my point across), but that’s my goal today. Short, sweet, and to-the-point! As we all know, it’s been a tough 14 months, with lots of unexpected curve ballsContinue reading “Praise the Lord- He cares!”
What is Intentional Motherhood?
For years, I have heard and read about the concepts of purposeful parenting, being intentional with your children, and relying on God’s strength and wisdom instead of your own. I had an idea of what this meant, but didn’t understand how to practically apply it. I knew I wanted to live out my faith inContinue reading “What is Intentional Motherhood?”
Persevere in Prayer
A few weeks ago, I was asked to write an article on the topic of prayer for a local church’s monthly newsletter. I decided to post it here, as it’s a good reminder for everyone, including myself. The last couple of weeks were kind of rough for me emotionally, and several times God reminded meContinue reading “Persevere in Prayer”
Find Us Faithful
In case you didn’t know, I am a natural worrier. My daughter also struggles with worrying and anxiety. I have to remind her that it’s not her job to take care of her brother, make sure her friends don’t get in trouble, or keep everything running smoothly. Often, when she is so focused on thoseContinue reading “Find Us Faithful”
To Complain or Not to Complain?
Every parent has probably experienced what can sometimes feel like incessant whining and complaining coming from their children. In this time of social distancing, extra “togetherness” can provoke this even more. Our children’s whole lives have been turned upside down; for months, there has been no school, no church, no events. This understandably brings aboutContinue reading “To Complain or Not to Complain?”