SAVE the MEN!

Men.All day long they are being bashed. Just because they were born male, men seem to be taking a hit in our culture. As a wife, and a mom of sons, as a woman who loves my husband, my dad, my brother, my son-in-law, and my nephews, too, this makes me incredibly sad. For years,Continue reading “SAVE the MEN!”

Ancient Words to Heed Today.

Naomi had lost so much in Moab (see yesterday’s introduction to the book of Ruth). She heard the Lord was blessing His children in the Promised Land again and decides to return home. She encourages her Moabite daughter-in-laws to return to their people in hopes they could find “rest” (likely remarry as they were bothContinue reading “Ancient Words to Heed Today.”

One of the most shared things I’ve ever written—

This remains one of the most shared things I’ve ever written. It’s hard truth, but there is HOPE! —- They are some of the most miserable people I know–young adults who haven’t really picked a side. They try to live in two worlds—the one they rule and the one where Jesus makes the rules. TheyContinue reading “One of the most shared things I’ve ever written—”

I wonder was it a forbidden love or….

I don’t want to ever forget they were real people. They felt emotion, they worried, they hurt, they rejoiced, they fell in love. Timothy’s parents were real people. I wonder was it a forbidden love? Or was she forced to marry him? Just how did Eunice, a devout Jew, find herself married to a Greek?Continue reading “I wonder was it a forbidden love or….”

Life can be so hard when you don’t know who you are…

Life can be so hard if you don’t know who you are…. (A guest post from Ben Jaggers) We have so many choices and so many people telling us who to be or how to act. I wasn’t sure who I was when I was younger. I am sure this is a problem that manyContinue reading “Life can be so hard when you don’t know who you are…”

Thank God! I’m not the sum of what I’ve done.

You have redeemed me, O Lord God of truth. Psalm 31:5 Disappointed and sad could only begin to describe the way I felt after learning one of my kids had made a really, stupid, sinful decision many years ago. Something happened that I wish had never happened, yet God was at work. He brought conviction,Continue reading “Thank God! I’m not the sum of what I’ve done.”

Questions I’m asking myself

If I’m trying to please men, I can’t walk worthy of the God who calls me. (Read Thessalonians 2:4-12) It’s so easy to want others to affirm us, to like us, to praise us. We long for position and power. And those in ministry are not immune. Book sales, social media likes, twitter followers, speakingContinue reading “Questions I’m asking myself”

Hanging on even in the HARD days

Paul and Silas had been beaten and jailed in Philippi because of the gospel. Their joy, as they sat in prison singing hymns, had famously helped the jailer and many others to come to know the Lord. Likewise, the Thessalonians had received the gospel with joy and zeal EVEN THOUGH they knew doing so wouldContinue reading “Hanging on even in the HARD days”

Maybe you need this tonight?

Since we were children, the enemy has been whispering to us about what’s wrong with us, where we are lacking; and he continually tells us we are woefully unworthy. He surrounds us all with distorted, neon images of worldly perfection. Everywhere we look, from magazines covers to social media posts, the evil one tries toContinue reading “Maybe you need this tonight?”