Living a Life of Grace

This morning I just finished reading the biography of Ruth Bell Graham. I was encouraged and challenged by her life. She grew up as missionary kid in China and then went to Wheaton College where she ended up meeting her husband Billy Graham. Ruth’s life was filled with supporting her husband, raising her children and showing grace to all those […]

A Holy, fierce passion

This summer I have been reading Captivating by John and Stasi Elderidge. In their chapter called Romanced, this is what they said: ” Faithful obedience to God is vital, but it is not all God draws us to…. The persecuted church is vast today. More Christians are being matryered in our lifetime than in any other time in church history. […]

God’s Guidance-A Slow and Certain Light

So far this year one of the best books that I have read is a book by Elisabeth Elliot called God’s Guidance- A Slow and Certain Light. Elisabeth Elliot had a way of reminding me of things that I knew but she presented them in a new light. She reminded me of how the Lord’s prayer can make a good […]

What I have learned from my Dad

As Father’s day approached and went, I thought about the lessons my dad is teaching me that I hope to pass down to my kids. The first thing is – people are important. Dad always has time for people. He had time to play tons of ping pong with his girls as they were growing up. He had time to mentor […]

What James 1 says about Parenting

In our church home team, we have been studying James 1 and I have noticed many ways these verses can be applied to my role as mother. To begin with, James 1:4 says “Let your patience show itself perfectly in what you do…” I don’t know about you but I find my patience tested often. Children will sometimes not obey. […]

The Gift of Parenting

A month or so ago, I read a book called Home Education by Charlotte Mason. I found the book to be interesting and it made me think about how I go about training my children in good habits and planting seeds (new ideas) in their learning. Mostly though, the book reminded me of what a great gift and responsibility God […]

DTR

Some of you may be asking what does DTR stand for. Well, when I was in college it meant “define the relationship.” A couple would be dating or doing things together for a while and then one half of the couple would want to know if they were both thinking the same thing about their relationship.  Were they officially boyfriend/girlfriend […]

Making mention of you in my prayers

I would have loved to have Paul for a friend. He was always making mention of his friends in his prayers, praying that God would strengthen them and show Himself to them. In Philemon, Paul writes, ” I always thank God when I mention you in my prayers, because I hear about the love you have for all God’s holy […]

I Choose

Yesterday as I was driving to church, I was feeling a little down for no reason at all. As I thought about it, I was tempted to dwell on it. Then I remember that I was going to worship God and Satan doesn’t like that. So in my mind, I prayed that God would help me to refocus on Him […]

Character?

Have you ever read a verse in the Bible many times over with a general understanding but then all of a sudden you receive a powerful new insight? For some reason I was reading in Proverbs 31 (You know the virtuous woman passage or the passage about the super christian woman. ) For the first time verse 10 stood out. […]