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How Coronavirus Magnifies the Goodness of God

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”John 16:33Continue reading “How Coronavirus Magnifies the Goodness of God”

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Letting Go of My 100 Denarii

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:31-32Continue reading “Letting Go of My 100 Denarii”

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Take Off Your Mask, Be Authentic

 “’Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart’”1 Samuel 16:7Continue reading “Take Off Your Mask, Be Authentic”

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Don’t Turn Motherhood Into an Idol (When Children Come First Before God)

“One thing I have asked of the Lord, and that I will seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.” – Psalm 27:4aContinue reading “Don’t Turn Motherhood Into an Idol (When Children Come First Before God)”

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Discovering Beauty in Mess and Chaos: Water Coloring with God

“Let us approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.”Hebrews 10:22

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From an Empty Home to Belonging to God’s Family

He chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. – (Ephesians 1:4-6)Continue reading “From an Empty Home to Belonging to God’s Family”

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A Time of Testing: When Obedience Disappoints and Hurts

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.”Romans 8:28-29Continue reading “A Time of Testing: When Obedience Disappoints and Hurts”

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How to Have the Marriage You’ve Always Wanted: Get a Marriage Expert

But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. –1 Corinthians 11:3Continue reading “How to Have the Marriage You’ve Always Wanted: Get a Marriage Expert”

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God Does His Big Thing Even in the Small Things

Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue,behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.You hem me in, behind and before,and lay your hand upon me. –Psalm 139:1-5Continue reading “God Does His Big Thing Even in the Small Things”

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The One Who Stays When Everyone Leaves

Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? – Romans 8:35Continue reading “The One Who Stays When Everyone Leaves”

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Radical Love: Including the Excluded, Connecting with the Disconnected

“For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?” – Matthew 5:46-48Continue reading “Radical Love: Including the Excluded, Connecting with the Disconnected”

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To Do What Is Right When You Are Wronged

“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” – Ephesians 4: 1-3Continue reading “To Do What Is Right When You Are Wronged”

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The Good in Waiting on God

“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.” – Psalm 37:4-6Continue reading “The Good in Waiting on God”

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There Are No Small Miracles for a Big God

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”  Ephesians 3:20-21

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Grace to Forgive My Husband’s Pornography Addiction

“…who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.” Titus 2:14Continue reading “Grace to Forgive My Husband’s Pornography Addiction”

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Opening the Floodgate to Your Husband’s Heart

You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.1 Peter 3:4

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