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
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
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
These days I'm noticing more and more just how much women are objectified. Women are viewed as pretty objects, pleasurable things to look at and toy with, something fun to use for a while until they're temporarily satisfied or a prettier one comes along. Before I go any further, let me get this straight: I … Continue reading You are More
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
"The apostles said to the Lord, 'Increase our faith!' And the Lord said, 'If you had faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, "Be uprooted and be planted in the sea"; and it would obey you.'" (Luke 17:5-6) George Mueller, a German follower of Christ, when asked about his ability … Continue reading Lord, Increase Our Faith!
Week before last both of my grandmothers celebrated their birthdays, just a day apart, and I got to thinking about just how blessed I am to have these two wonderful women in my life. My mother's mother is Esther, and her name means "star." This is very fitting because I have always thought that she … Continue reading She Shall Be Praised
For a while now, I've been wanting to write to the ladies about modesty. It's kind of a big deal and a huge study once you try and get the information to talk about it, but I'm going to try to write on this topic in as little words as possible, but with several passages … Continue reading Modesty: An Attitude of Love