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Since coming to Christ, one of the things I love and am amazed by is how HIS word changes meaning for me as I grow in HIM.  I cannot count the number of times I was overwhelmed with confusion, anger, and hurt when I heard Romans...

This confession may sound shocking to some of you: I do not like Mother's Day. Or Father's Day. And, I am not alone; there are many others like me, although we don't often admit it.  It was late April 2010, and I stood in line at...

As long as we live on this side of heaven we are guaranteed to experience pain and suffering. Unfortunately, that is the reality of living in a sin-cursed world. The good news is that God deeply cares about our pain and trials; the thread of...

"Are you even a Christian?" You might hear me or one of my children say that to the other in jest. It might be said if one of us arrives late to church. Or falls asleep while reading the Bible. Or mutters when getting cut...

The Holy Spirit has been reminding me recently of the power of hope and the importance of healing. I have a tendency for my mind to get stuck on an endless loop of replaying past mistakes, poor decisions, hurtful experiences and failed endeavors. God wants...

It always amazes me how fast my children finish their dinner. I feel as though I just finish getting my plate set and my youngest is asking for seconds or if she can be excused! The idea of enjoying a nice family meal seems foreign...

What comes to mind when you think of a superhero?  Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Thor, Aquaman?  When we think of superheros we tend to think of someone young, strong, athletic, and daring.  Typically they can do amazing feats – either through gadgets, strength, or super powers. ...

I grew up in a family of eight. We didn’t have much in terms of material things and NEVER went out to eat. One of my friends, however, ate at McDonald’s once a week, which I was quite jealous of. So when my oldest brother...

A recent devotional by Charles Stanley got me thinking about how I respond when God doesn’t answer my prayers.  I know I am not alone struggling with this issue. As I’m praying with people after Sunday service or with members of my small group, I...