Favorite Scriptures To Touch Your Heart

Dear Readers, Years ago when my husband and I experienced a particularly difficult trial, a friend took time to write out a page of Bible verses and mail it to us. They didn’t add anything–they just allowed God’s Word to comfort us and minister into our hurt. I still remember. Of all the meaningful cards and thoughtful […]

Freedom? Here’s How to Get It

“Jesus therefore was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, ‘If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.’” John 8:31-32 I never noticed this before. And I’m fascinated… I’ve heard John 8:32 quoted as a stand-alone […]

Moms & Mentors: Should I Feel Guilty?

photo credit: Making vegetarian green bean soup, cook, young woman in a brown shirt, pot, kitchen, Breitenbush Hot Springs, Breitenbush, Oregon, USA via photopin (license)   “Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6, Nasb Yesterday we made soup together, […]

Doing Life: Treasure

photo credit: Antique Holy Bible, printed in 1885, with metal clasps, and leather binding, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico via photopin (license)   “Jesus said to them, ‘Is this not the reason you are mistaken, that you do not understand the Scriptures, or the power of God?’” Mark 12:24, NASB While vacationing a couple weeks ago, I […]

Drawing Near: You Amaze Me

photo credit: pensando via photopin (license)   Abba, Father, You amaze me. You know exactly what questions race through my mind–what doubts pierce my peace and trouble me deep inside. Patiently You listen, allowing me to process my thoughts. And all the while, You have a plan. Sometimes You speak directly into my experience through […]