Strengthened by Grace

“Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were thus occupied were not benefited.” Hebrews 13:9, NASB We’ve just experienced a season of tremendous giving that’s accompanied by delightful foods. In no particular order, my […]

Mortifying Moments & How to Avoid a Major One

We’ve all had them: mortifying moments. Recently as I stirred a huge pot of chili, I recalled one such moment in my life. I was a fairly new wife who covered every detail before company arrived—like cleaning the entire house and working on the meal. One particular day, we hosted my husband’s aunt, uncle, and cousin. I think […]

Dressing Up: Relationships & Armor – Is There a Connection?

photo credit: Suit of French Armour via photopin (license) “Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.” Ephesians 6:10-11, Nasb My mind’s been set on beginning this series with […]

Doing Life: Same As Always

photo credit: Morning Light via photopin (license)     “But like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, ‘YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY.’” 1 Peter 1:15-16, NASB How many times have we heard the phrase, “holier-than-thou”? It’s not used complimentarily, and […]

Doing Life: Where Are We Headed?

photo credit: Jerusalem via photopin (license)   “And it came about, when the days were approaching for His ascension, that He resolutely set His face to go to Jerusalem.” Luke 9:51, NASB Slowly He walked, pausing frequently to help needy people. His dirt-caked feet and modest appearance veiled His glory as He walked so many places. […]