When Rev and I were first married, I would take every little thing that happened to hurt my fragile feelings for whatever reason and hold it tight. Then I would let these little slights pile up one on top of the other. Until . . . I would melt in a puddle of tears and… Read More
Our world is becoming increasingly unsettled. Last week ended with university campuses emptied because of bomb threats, attacks on multiple United States Embassies, and our flags burned in various cities worldwide. Many people with whom I’ve talked are feeling anxious for today and about the future. A friend and I were discussing God’s sovereignty and… Read More
A huge thank you to those of you who helped to kick off the Counting Our Blessings Community by sharing your prayer needs and blessing announcements. I believe there is strength and encouragement when we stand together in faith. If you want to know more about this group click here. Let’s take a look at… Read More
My people will live in safety, quietly at home. Isaiah 32:18 Share your food and shelter the homeless. Isaiah 58:7 This is what the Lord says, “Come home to me again, I am merciful.” Jeremiah 3:12 The Word became human and made His home among us. John 1:14 Father, We only rest well when we… Read More
Counting Our Blessings Community. We know there is strength in numbers, but I also believe there is: 1. Encouragement 2. Hope 3. Stronger Faith 4. Friendship 5. Fun
Father, You promised to never leave nor forsake us. Deuteronomy 31:6 You are the One who provides for us. Genesis 22:14 You are the Lord who heals us. Isaiah 57:19 You are the One who directs our steps. Psalm 37:23 You are the God who loves us with unfailing love. Psalm 117:2 We thank You. … Read More
I have some exciting news to share with you today. Not only exciting for me, but I hope for one or more of you as well.I’m going to the dotmom event put on by Lifeway Ministries, and you can go too! The journey of motherhood is exciting, scary, lovely, and challenging. Which is why we’ve… Read More
Have you ever wondered what it really means to believe in Jesus? Does it mean to believe that He lived two thousand years ago? That He was a great teacher? Even that He was the greatest man who ever lived? Is that what John 3:16 means?
This post is my response to an email I received last week. The sender, my dad, asked several of us to share our thoughts. So, in addition to replying to him I have decided to publicly declare my reaction. Jim Wallis shared the following quote in his post for Inward/Outward, titled The Call to Conversion… Read More
It’s Friday Friend-day, and I would like to introduce to you my friend and our editor at 5 Minutes for Faith, Barbie Swihart. Barbie writes at My Freshly Brewed Life. She says, “I believe that each day is a freshly brewed gift from the Lord and that He has hidden treasures just waiting for us… Read More
I found the following while searching for Mother’s Day quotes: Mother’s Day Reflections I gave you life, but cannot live it for you. I can teach you things, but I cannot make you learn. I can give you directions, but I cannot be there to lead you. I can allow you freedom, but I cannot… Read More
Bible passages that talk about suffering are not my favorites. I’m not a fan of suffering and I imagine you agree with me. Most of us do everything possible to avoid adversity. Unfortunately, suffering is a fact of life. It touches each of us at one time or another.
I want to introduce you to my dear friend, Dr. Mel. I am confident that she will bless you as you get to know her. Mel is a gifted speaker and writer, who candidly shares her life’s experiences in ways that bless her readers with hope and encouragement. And believe me, as a homeschooling mom… Read More
I am so excited! I finished my first sweater for Knit for Kids. Knit for Kids is a program started in 1996 through Guideposts magazine. Through this program more than half a million children have been blessed with a new sweater. Many of them this is the first new item of clothing they have ever… Read More
I attended Bloggy Boot Camp this past Saturday. Tiffany and Fran made sure we ended the day having made new friends and with enough information to process for days and weeks ahead. It was great! I opted for the Writer’s Workshop breakout session, and I’d like to share the exercise they gave us to creatively… Read More