Reclaiming Biblical Values

A shift is being felt in America.  A shift away from biblical values.  A shift away from what was once understood. (It really started years ago.) Christians in the United States have stood idly by thinking that this would never happen.  Many thought that the U.S. would always be a “Christian nation.” The problem has […]


Break the Chain of Sin

The Greatest Sin of All

Sin. Sin is anything we do that defies the ways of God. There are a variety of sins that are identified in the Bible. Gossip. Lying. Drunkenness. Covetousness. Murder. Do you believe that dishonoring your parents is worse than gossip? What about murder being worse than stealing? Many people will talk about a hierarchy of […]


No Regrets Grandparenting

“No Reserve, No Retreat, No Regrets!” – Hudson Taylor Movie night at church. Dispatches from the Front, Volume 8, Frontline Missions, the quote from Hudson Taylor, and I realized how that quote related to grandparenting. No Reserve… That’s the way I feel about being a grandparent. No reserve means nothing held back or set aside. […]


Truths as School Starts

5 Truths to Speak as Your Child Starts a New School Year

It’s that time of year.  Clothes have been bought.  Backpacks are packed.  Lunch boxes are prepared. Children all over the United States are going back to school. It’s an exciting time for most children and their parents.  For others though, it is a time that brings much anxiety and fear.  Will they have friends?  What […]


My Husband Doesn’t Complete Me…

Marriage is a beautiful gift that God has given us, and many people aspire to being married. My husband and I have talked about how thankful we are to have each other. We recently attended a marriage conference where we heard something taught that concerned us both. The speaker said that his wife completes him. […]


Courage to Lead – “Rak Chazak Amats” 2

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9 Friday, June 26th, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5 to 4 vote, redefined marriage. The moral stage for the fall of […]


3 Times to Share Your Testimony with Your Children 1

“Mama,” “Yes, dear…” “How did you know?” “How did I know what, honey?” “How did you know that you needed Jesus?” Have you had this conversation with your children? Most parents don’t encounter this conversation. They hear questions like this instead, “Mommy, why did Uncle John have to die?” “Daddy, why is Freddie so mean […]


Sharing Your Faith When You’re Unequally Yoked

Years ago I dated a young man who was not a follower of Jesus Christ.  He was very clear with me that he did not believe in God and that he didn’t want a relationship with Jesus.  I had people tell me that I shouldn’t be in a relationship with him because I was “unequally […]


3 Steps to Be A Witness for Jesus 1

A few weeks ago the church we are attending had an emphasis called, “We are Witnesses.”  The pastor was preaching a series from the book of Acts where Paul tells of the beginning of what we know as Christianity.  The members of our church were challenged to share with their family, friends, neighbors and co-workers […]


Sharing Your Testimony Using Deuteronomy 6 6

Recently I was listening to the Bible through an app called Bible.is, which is produced by a ministry called Faith Comes by Hearing.  As an auditory learner, listening to the Bible has opened the scriptures up to me and I find myself observing things I have never seen before.  I know that God’s word is […]