I'm honored to be one of the first blogs to host Faith Blum on her Blog Tour for her new Christian fiction novel, He Hideth My Soul.Read More
Do you want be wise? I sure do. In my study of Proverbs this month, I have been reminded of three things to avoid in order to be a wise woman. When I'm wise, I will also then fulfill the law that Jesus said was most important: love.Read More
My family's favorite top 10 restaurants in our area...Read More
When I think of privilege, I think of many things. But I will focus on responsibility. At first glance, privilege and responsibility probably seem opposites. But they go hand-in-hand.Read More
Today's prompt is AGREE.
I usually inwardly cringe when I hear this word. I immediately think of the ecumenical movement, which, though I agree with their motives, I don't agree with their methods.
Agree to me can have the connotation of tolerance, let everybody believe what they want to believe. It's all good.
That's not really what I think Scripture means...Read More
Have you ever wished your opinion would influence your favorite authors? Here's your chance to make a change!
Help me make my "Love is..." series even better by creating new book titles!Read More
Some men seem to have a handle on “romance.” They bring flowers often, they don't have to be reminded of anniversaries or date nights. The rest of us look at the wives of those men and envy them. But “romance” is different for every couple, because every couple's relationship is different. So what should “romance” mean for your husband?Read More
Review of Unleash the Power of Prayer in Your Life by Horace Williams, Jr.
Have you wondered what the purpose of prayer is? Have you felt guilty that you should be praying more?Read More
I've started a new, little experiment. I'm going to try to blog every Friday, just free-writing for five minutes (so don't expect long, polished posts). ;) If you blog, you can join us at http://fiveminutefriday.com/2018/01/11/fmf-link-up-simplify/.
Today's prompt word is SIMPLIFY.Read More
My husband came up with a fun activity today. We all wrote down our favorite TobyMac songs, and he tallied them up to make a Top Ten Countdown List. We then played them from 10 to 1 and danced and sang together. It was a blast!
It was so fun that I thought I would share it with you. Maybe you can modify it to fit your family's tastes.Read More
There are so many time-guzzlers. Even if they're good, they may not be the best thing to spend your time on. The key is to dig deep into the reason you want to do it. You have to be yourself....Read More
I wish I had known some of these principles before I got married. I eventually learned many of the most important ones through experience, but that was the hard way. If you’re single, engaged, or newly married, do your relationship (or future one) a favor and read this book! Even us “pros” who’ve been married 15 years or more can benefit from reminders and from looking ahead to the empty-nest or legacy-leaving years.Read More
Take this fun quiz I made! Do you think you know Jane Austen? Here's your chance to prove it: Who Spoke these Famous & Cheeky Lines in Sense & Sensibility?Read More
Are you new to Bible study? Are you stuck in your current Bible study method? If you’re looking for an example of what it looks like to dig deeper into the Scriptures and to read more creatively, look no further than Psalms Alive by David Kitz.Read More
My personal journey with Christ: I always thought my testimony was so boring. I never had a miraculous change or an obviously God-thing just happen so that all my family & friends could hear the “Hallelujah” chorus being sung over my head. It's just a quiet, growing relationship with the God of the Universe who has taken up residence in my soul, a journey of a Father carrying His daughter.Read More
We live in a broken world, broken by sickness, war, pride, poverty, hurt, and sorrow—broken by sin. Yet God, the God against whom our sin has been perpetrated and who has every right as the Creator of the universe to obliterate our very existence from the planet, stoops into our brokenness with His love.
That is the very thing we celebrate at Christmas, the comfort of God in our dark, all-encompassing sorrow by the gift and sacrifice of His own Son, Jesus—The Messiah. Do you remember the comfort of His touch? Do you remember the hope of the words, “Your iniquity is pardoned”? Have you known that touch?Read More
What I've been working on...Love is Patient, #3 in the "Love is..." Series.Read More
Writing a big novel set in the 16th century, full of love, and religious passion, Emma Darwin speaks about the importance of an open mind in relationships.Read More
If my goal is fill my mind with the things of the Lord, and everything that is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous, and praiseworthy (Phil. 4:8), then what can I think about and meditate on that has all of these qualities? The Lord, of course. He is the standard of good. His character is the definition of all of these traits. There are other things that fall into these categories, but you have to be careful that you’re not making them a god in your mind. God is one Person you can worship, adore, and “idolize” without sinning.Read More