The Great Commission used to scare little me. I was a very good wallflower and enjoyed staying out of the way of people's criticism, questions, and spotlight. Who was I to witness to the lost? That was for the preachers and missionaries. But there came a time when all that I believed within me finally needed to get out. I had studied, read, prayed, and loved this God of mine . . . … [Read more...] about This Love That Is Pure
Our little church has communion on Good Friday. That is today. And all those taking communion have a time of testimony the week before communion. I always look forward to these meetings - they are a time of sharing our joys, our struggles, our race of faith. These are real evenings - real battles that we face, real peace that we have found. But when it came time for me to give my … [Read more...] about When The Struggle Is Real
Quite often we will receive an email asking if we have researched a certain Christian author, teacher, or leader. More often than not, this is an influential woman teacher we are asked about. And rather than being disheartening, this blesses us that people - especially other ladies - are concerned about who is teaching good doctrine and who is not. We received one of these … [Read more...] about Christian Women Teachers: Should We Follow Them?
If we don't keep at them, habits are easily lost. Such as writing on here. Even though I haven't written much this year, I realize it is something I don't wish to lose. Sometimes writing looks huge - especially when I am in the middle of winter doldrums and feel tired from serving my family in my day-to-day life. But Christ never stopped giving . . . He never stopped loving . . . … [Read more...] about Monday Thoughts
Sometimes when the sun is setting over the mountains toward the west, I simply stand and gaze . . . and wonder. I wonder what it will be like when I finally am allowed to let go of these cords that bind me to earth - and I fly Home. What will it be like to stand before that awesome throne and look down at the crown in my hands? Will my spirit be able to handle the magnitude of Jehovah … [Read more...] about When Heaven Was Silent
I am a softie. My natural inclination is to take away someone else's pain, make them comfortable again, and see them happy. In fact, it is one of the things I truly struggle with in raising our children. But God has been teaching me a lesson lately. If a person's pain comes from conviction of sin . . . then I must step back and keep my hands off. When conviction comes strong … [Read more...] about Let the Pain Remain