Jul 132016
Are you truly glad?

Life is a mess, nationally and personally, but even in the midst of chaos, we can be truly glad. What are you waiting expectantly for? A raise? A vacation? A day of peace and quiet? New government leaders who can fix all our problems? (Ha… keep waiting.) Friends, we are to be waiting expectantly for […]

Aug 012013

Ezekial 14:14 “Even though these three men,  Noah, Daniel, and Job,  were in its midst,  by their own righteousness  they could only deliver themselves,”  declares the Lord God. While reading through God’s judgment in Ezekiel, I came across chapter 14, where God calls out three men, maybe the “top three” in Israel’s history, as an […]

Jul 252013

And the most talented author is… I love a well-written book, with beautiful language and engaging plots, mixed with spiritual inspiration. Here’s a sentence from an old book I read this summer: “What a sad change would come over that bright little home when its chief sunbeam was removed from it!” What a sweet way […]

Dec 132012
Isaiah reminds me of Scrooge's Ghosts

Thoughts for Thursdays Maybe it’s just because it’s Christmas time, but as I read through Isaiah, I’m often reminded of Scrooge’s ghosts from A Christmas Carol. Has the prophecy already happened? Is this speaking of something yet to come? But then jewels like this jump out at me: “Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, ‘Behold, […]

Dec 012012
I Wonder: Why Her?

Five Minute Friday Five minutes. No Edits. Just writing.  The word is: Wonder GO Wonder… Cleaning up my kitchen, putting breakfast dishes away, washing the pan, scraping off the remaining eggs…  And the Christmas music is playing. Amy Grant’s melody… “Do you wonder as you watch my face if a wise one should have had […]

Oct 162012
Bringing Exodus Home

Teacher Tuesdays I was recently asked to blog on our church’s website about how to take our current sermon series on the book of Exodus and apply it at home. What a privilege! It just so happens that we’re studying Exodus from the ancient times in our home school right now. I love how God […]

Aug 012012
And the Word Came with Power

Words for Wednesdays A shy girl stranded all alone amidst a tribe of headhunters in the Philippines. Action movie? No. Amazing biography. The story of Joanne Shetler’s life as written in And the Word Came with Power fills you with awe about our amazing God and His Word. As a missionary with Wycliffe to the […]