This week's featured post for the Grace and Truth link up has some wise and timely words for the new beginnings that many of us are entering into with the start of a new school year. It's by Crystal Twaddell and it's titled 7 Ways to Make the Most of a Good Beginning. I hope you'll take a moment to GO, say hello, and be blessed!Read More
Christians were made to be part of a community. We can pull some truths from the analogy of sheep to God's people in the Bible to understand more deeply why this is so.Read More
Gossip is anything said about someone to someone that isn't loving and kind and that you wouldn't say directly to the person about whom you're talking . . . you are gossiping.Read More
Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.' Isaiah 41:10 (NASB)Read More
It might be tempting to feel forgotten by God.Sometimes I even feel justified in thinking that way.
After all, it’s been a rough year. Scratch that, it’s been a challenging couple of years.
I really don’t want to seem ungrateful and believe me, I’ve been trying really hard to keep a positive spin on things.Read More
I had the chance to be involved in a couple of Christian parenting events this past week.
Much great information was shared, and lots of good discussions took place. It was a joy to be included in these events.
However, there was something I heard over and over that broke my heart.
Parents and grandparents are watching their kids pull away from God.Read More
I don’t know what happens when you hear God calling you to something, but I typically do what Jonah did. I run the other way. Especially when it doesn’t fit into my tidy plans.Read More
I hurled his bag down the stairs and screamed, "THERE'S YOUR STUPID SUITCASE!!! JUST GO AHEAD AND LEAVE ME!"
My husband picked up his busted luggage, stared at me in disbelief, and spoke an apologetic goodbye.
Throwing myself on the bed for a good cry, I agonized over why our marriage wasn't turning out like I expected.Read More
As a new mother, I was on the receiving end of some really sweet encouragement. I remember the feelings of gratitude, of wanting to pay it forward- and I remember how hard it was to do much of anything, beyond taking care of my baby at that time.Read More