With Christmas right around the corner, I find that John 3:16 is always an excellent reminder of the "reason of the season". “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” - John … [Read more...] about The Meaning Of Salvation In The Bible
“Here I raise my ebenezer, hither by thy help I’ve come.” This refrain frequently finds its way into my mind. The soft melody is a sweet reminder. Remember how the Lord has helped you, Rachel. Remember how far you’ve come. It’s Him that has brought you here. The concept … [Read more...] about Here I Raise My Ebenezer
Last week, much of the world watched in shock as Notre Dame in Paris burned. Not knowing the extent of the damage, many feared that the entire cathedral would be lost. Although much was damaged, including the iconic spire, the cathedral remained largely intact. A poignant … [Read more...] about Light In the Midst of Loss
One of my favorite movies growing up was Swiss Family Robinson. There is a scene in the film where the eldest son, Fritz, finds himself in a river wrestling an anaconda. Rolling over and under, again and again, knife in hand, Fritz struggles to conquer the massive snake. … [Read more...] about Why Can’t I Get Over It?
I think it starts to occur around kindergarten. When mom turns off the TV for bedtime the united cry is, “it's not fair.” When our little ones come home from school and share their woes of not getting to play the position that they wanted in P.E., we hear another resounding, … [Read more...] about Life’s Not Fair
"One Thousand Gifts beckons you to leave the parched ground of pride, fear, and white-knuckle control and abandon yourself to the God who overflows your cup." This begins the description on the back of this wonderful book by Ann Voskamp. ( a link to her daily blog) I started … [Read more...] about The Gift of One Thousand Gifts