Stepping Heavenward: Four Steps That Lead to Peace

Before we jump right in to this article, I'd like to announce that this is my 200th blog post! I've been writing ever since I can remember, and blogging here and there since I was about thirteen, but this blog has been the most consistent and I hope to keep it up. And I'd like … Continue reading Stepping Heavenward: Four Steps That Lead to Peace

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Walking by the Spirit

We're all the time hearing bad news these days. It's heartbreaking to see humans being so unkind to one another, hating people with different backgrounds or opinions or beliefs. What makes people want to be so evil and uncaring of others?In last night's sermon we studied Philippians 4:8, "Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is … Continue reading Walking by the Spirit

Finding Peace in the Hard Days of Motherhood

It's 11 PM and my day is finally coming to a close. The day was full of busy-ness. It was filled with messes, cries, tantrums, disciplining, boo-boos, and more messes. But it was also full of smiles, giggles, hugs, kisses, cuddles, and more smiles. I feel like I did it all today. My feet tell … Continue reading Finding Peace in the Hard Days of Motherhood

Cosmopolitan Magazine, Celebrated Abortion, and Compassion

One day last year we had someone else's magazine dropped into our mailbox. Our address was on the back, but under someone else's name. It was a Cosmopolitan magazine. I never read their stuff, because, like most other magazines, they are just full of garbage (and I am much more likely to read Better Homes … Continue reading Cosmopolitan Magazine, Celebrated Abortion, and Compassion