I Heard the Bells

My Bible study is going through the entire New Testament in 2015. That means that here at Christmas time, we are reading the book of Revelation. It’s an emotional roller coaster and the last few days have been rough; death, destruction, plagues, beasts, and indescribable pain and suffering. It’s hard to read. Of course, 2015 […]

Thanksgiving is Power

Just like you, I love the Thanksgiving holiday. The family dinner, the decorations, I even like the frantic week of preparations before I host the family dinner. There is something lovely about setting aside a distinct time to remind ourselves to be thankful. For the follower of Christ, thanksgiving is more than a holiday. It […]

Faith and Works

In James 2:15-17 we read, “If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, be warmed and filled’, without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have […]

About Paris

This week I absently flipped on the television one day and, just like you, was horrified at what I saw. Images of people fleeing buildings, police officers, sirens, emergency lights. Paris. And the earthquake in Japan, the hurricane in Mexico, the simultaneous drought and flooding in Africa. Our world changed. The earth is indeed groaning […]

For Moms and Dads

Moms and Dads—sometimes parenting can be thankless, frustrating and exhausting! My son has been reminding me of this all day long and if my two year old wets her pants once more before bed time I am going to lose my ever loving mind! But today I read 2 Timothy chapter one where Paul reminds […]

You Can’t Un-See It

Hey, Everybody! I recently saw a photo of a young, Christian girl (maybe eight years old) who was being auctioned as a sex slave by a member of ISIS. Her face was red and puffy from crying. I cried too. Can. Not. Imagine. This summer we have been bombarded with videos exposing Planned Parenthood harvesting […]

My Baby Was Supposed To Die

(Originally published in Shattered Magazine) You need to prepare yourself that this is not going to end well,” the specialist grimly told me. He was the second doctor to tell me as much after being unable to locate the baby’s organs. After two devastating miscarriages, knowing I was carrying a baby that most likely would […]

For The Brave at Heart

(originally published in Shattered magazine) A New School Year Calendars tell us that the beginning of the year is January first, but every mother knows that the true beginning of each New Year is back-to-school time.  I love the beginning of a new school year, don’t you?  As a child, I was mesmerized by fresh […]

Don’t Close Your Ears

We read an interesting Proverb today, didn’t we? “Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered.” I think that this is a particularly big struggle that we face in modern times, because we are more aware than at any other time in history of the […]