Strong arms

I remember finally getting pregnant after a miscarriage and almost two years of infertility. I even got an extra blessing when I found out we were having twins ten days before they were born. Another time one of my daughters was very sick as a five-year-old and almost died. God was so fully present with me during that time, and His Word was truly alive and active during our fifteen-day hospital stay. More recently I’ve seen God part the waters in helping us walk through my teen daughters’ alopecia, providing for my son’s college, and giving this shy girl the confidence to speak in front of crowds. We must remember …

Nothing Wasted

My grandmother often told me stories of living through the depression. When I steamed the nice white paper from some of the gifts at my wedding shower so that I could reuse it to wrap my bridesmaids’ gifts, my parents laughed and said that I take after my grandma. While that was over 20 years ago now, I still find myself not a fan of waste. God isn’t into waste either. Nothing we do for Him is useless. Even when something doesn’t work out right and it seems we’ve wasted our time, money, or talents, God uses our efforts in ways we cannot begin to understand in this life. When …

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Hi All! First I want to welcome so many new subscibers! Congratulations to Sarah Arbah for winning a free copy of First Corinthians: Living Love When We Disagree. I’m going to be giving a way a free book every month to my awesome blog subscribers so stay tuned and watch for your name to be selected! Recently my teenage daughter asked me for something new. I told her we wouldn’t be purchasing it, and she needed to be content with what she had. Her response was, “I am content… but I just want more.” I laughed with her and told her she needed to revisit the definition of contentment. The …