One unexpected “benefit” of the global pandemic became undeniable: life slowed down. Cleared calendars led to family dinners around the table, tackling that home improvement project, rest, and relaxation without the FOMO (fear of missing out). While I readily acknowledge working from home, homeschooling, and a health crisis provided unique challenges and stresses, many still… Continue reading How to Slow Down Your Soul When Your Week is Non-Stop
“Time is short. Eternity is long. It is only reasonable that this short life be lived in the light of eternity.” -Charles Spurgeon Eternity, a simple word, but a complex concept. We waited an eternity for our food; the car ride lasted an eternity; it seemed an eternity before our baby slept through the night.… Continue reading 5 Questions to Help Believers Keep An Eternal Perspective
I have three young daughters. A family outing isn’t complete without hearing comments like, “You've got your hands full,” or “Whew, Dad, those teenage years are going to be tough,” or my personal favorite, “What pretty little girls; they’re going to be heartbreakers, for sure.” Molding today’s young girls into tomorrow’s mature women is significantly… Continue reading Words of Wisdom for the Future Generation of Women
“Wow, l can read that sign! When did we get that new restaurant? Woah, I can see that person walking across the street!” A trip to the optometrist confirmed that I had needed major vision correction, so after wearing my new glasses for the first time, a whole new world seemed to suddenly appear right… Continue reading 4 Things God Reveals When We Pray for New Eyes
Nestled in fiery colored flames, the bold, uppercase words on the highway's billboard, "TURN BEFORE YOU BURN," caught my attention. I understood the intent—to provoke an intense sense of urgency to accept Christ or spend eternity in Hell. Although the message was sincere, the approach didn't sit well with me. Shouldn't God's love, not His… Continue reading 5 Things the Bible Says About God’s Punishment
“Now, what do you do, Laura?” A simple but loaded question, at least for me. Over the past two years, I've narrated a response to this in my head countless times. So why could I not get the words out, “I am a stay-at-home Mom.” Is your identity found in the title after your signature or the inscription God penned by your name?
Twirling in her white dress as the sun caught every highlight of blonde hair, my oldest daughter looked radiant. Her dress mirrored that of a young bride’s, and the joy emanating from her deep dimpled cheeks, exuberant. Today, her birthday, was about her, so we catered to her as if she were a bride, too. Surrounded by plenty of friends and family, she would celebrate in style. She had the dress, the party, and the gifts to enjoy. What more could a five-year-old want?
“Seriously, they chose HER to be the next director?” I thought while walking into the breakroom after learning this news. Once there, it was like being back in high school where the popular girls, my so-called friends, dissected their latest victim, not much differently from the frog we had just left displayed in the science lab. Although I knew this was wrong, I kept my mouth shut, thankful not to be the subject of their venomous remarks. I figured that teenage girls naturally outgrew this kind of catty talk only to discover that women elevated it into full-blown verbal assaults.
Guest Post by Jennifer H. Yates @ http://www.JenniferHYates.com I’ve never been much for wearing hats. Don’t get me wrong; I like hats. They look great on other people. Me—not so much. But truthfully, I wear a lot of hats. I bet you do, too. As women, we often serve many roles: wife, mother, daughter, sister,… Continue reading Remaining in Jesus from Dawn to Dusk
Where is he? I thought his plane landed thirty minutes ago. Why is he not at the arrival gate? I frantically paced in front of the ARRIVALS sign.Finally, I caught a wave of copper hair and my brother's wide, dimpled smile. “Hey, Sis, have you been waiting long?” LOADED QUESTION. Read More on the Blog....