Words have the power of life and death -- you get to choose. The more aware we become of their power the more carefully we will choose our words.
In your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you. 1 Peter 3:15 Today is my son, Trevor’s, 17th birthday. Coming just a week after my oldest son left for college I find myself particularly [...]
If you've ever questioned whether your attempts to bring light to others is having an effect, this is the post for you!
My prayer sounded something like this: “Lord, I’m not sure what she said to pray for right now. I don’t know what I’m asking of you or for what I’m listening. I think I’m praying for a word, one word, for where you would have me serve.” The answer to that prayer begins a one-year journey.
My heart overflowed with humble gratitude as we stood in a circle with two kind strangers who offered thanksgiving for God's goodness and provision toward these young lives. Yet even in that moment another thought tugged at my heart: "If this saving act was from God then what does that mean for the kids just like mine who die in similar scenarios every day?"
(Originally written as a gift to my mother-in-law for Mother's Day 2001) Today I am one of you, a daughter-in-law, but tomorrow I will be one of them...a mother-in-law. As the mother of two sons, I encourage you this Mother's Day to make a decision to love your mother-in-law. Through 10 years of marriage it was [...]
Trials in life are inevitable. This reflection on a personal tribulation of the author reveals God at work even in the most dire circumstances.
In the classic movie, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," Toula Portokalos says to her mother, "Ma, Dad is so stubborn. What he says goes. Ah, the man is the head of the house." Her mother responds,"Let me tell you something, Toula. The man is the head, but the woman is the neck. And she can [...]
There is overlooked satisfaction to be found in fulfilling the domestic roles of wife and mother, even when paired with career and vocations outside the home.
I am a runner. Even though I have run 12-20 miles a week for more than seven years, including many races, I don't refer to myself as a runner. I've recently given some thought to this reticence: 1. I don't consider myself good enough to be a runner. Runners are faster than I am, [...]