Tangible Reminders

Obedience isn’t my favorite subject.  When I wrote the outline for my Numbers Bible study last year, I looked forward to talking about contentment in times of deliverance or preparation. After reading through the wilderness account several times, I couldn’t miss the resounding truths revealing that discontent is often coupled with disobedience. God longs for His people to obey Him. Jesus said in John 14:15,  “If you love me, obey my commandments.” He said the outflow of our love would be obedience. He asks us to obey because like a good parent, He knows what is good for us and what isn’t. He created us to walk in close relationship …

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 …

Finding a Mentor

When I had my first child, I had no clue what I was doing. My parents were serving as missionaries in Albania at the time, and email was new on the scene at that time. So Skype wasn’t an option. While I read some books and knew a few women at my church, I didn’t feel close enough to ask practical newborn questions. For fear my son would experience nipple confusion, my husband and I didn’t bring a pacifier to the hospital. Of course after he was born all he wanted to do was suck on something. My husband let him use his pinkie finger to keep him content. I …