Sometimes Life Gets Complicated

“The unfolding of Thy words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.” Psalm 119:130, NASB I knelt in prayer and briefly wished an angel could speak to me. Tell me what to do. Give the direction I longed for. Then I realized: I don’t need an angel to appear with a message. Let me […]

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 […]