Through refugee resettlement, God has opened the door for us to reach the nations in our neighborhoods. Continue reading The Nations Are Living Next Door
Sometimes abortion hides under the guise of mercy. The argument goes something like this: Isn’t it better to abort an unwanted baby than to let them enter into a world where they’ll be abused, neglected, or abandoned? No. The answer is unequivocally, unapologetically, and universally, NO. Choosing life is always the right choice. ALWAYS. We … Continue reading Sanctity of Life Sunday 2019
The Bible is a treasure. It’s not something to skim in our spare time, or a self-help manual, or a tool for inspiration—it’s sustaining sustenance for our souls. It anchors us, encourages us, convicts us, and transforms us. In it are the very words of God, teaching us who He is and how to live. … Continue reading Knowing and Treasuring God’s Word
He came in love. While we were still His enemies, He came and loved us first so that we might love Him back. He came in generosity. Laying down His crown, He came and became poor so that we’d gain the riches of His grace. He came in righteousness. Fulfilling the law that we kept … Continue reading Christ Came to Us in Love.
I love how God works through writing to build up His church and advance His mission, soooo… it’s book giveaway time! – – To enter this giveaway, subscribe to our mailing list by leaving your email address here and comment below naming which option you’d like to win. All three of these have powerfully impacted my … Continue reading Book Giveaway!
“There are starving people who would be happy to eat your dinner!” Statements like this echo on the lips of mothers everywhere, desperate to teach their kids a little perspective and generosity. I know it’s true in our home. Despite the fact that such sentiments never made me happy to eat lasagna, I still employ the … Continue reading Rethinking “Eat Your Dinner, People Are Starving!”
I just saw someone arrested. I was walking towards the grocery store when I noticed a man on the ground surrounded by 4 other men. I initially thought he was hurt, so I walked over and asked if I could help. The men raised their eyebrows, “no thanks, we have it under control.” It was … Continue reading An Arrest and Victor Hugo
Meet Emily. My beautiful sister-in-law and beloved aunt to my three kids. For the past several months Emily has babysat for me every Friday morning. She does this so that I can serve a local Syrian refugee family. During these mornings I either work with “M” who is diagnosed with autism, play with “J” and … Continue reading Behind-The-Scenes Service: Unglamorous and Irreplaceable
…”remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35 Do we remember these words? Or, more importantly, do we really believe them? So often, the snares, struggles, and sins we face in our Christian walk are related to unbelief. We have this … Continue reading Believing Jesus: Is it really more blessed to give than to receive?
I never read Kisses from Katie. I knew her general story from a friend who loved it, but I didn’t get around to checking it out myself. I’ll admit to being a little skeptical. How could a 23-year-old adopt 13 kids and actually function well as a mother? Perhaps this skepticism is one reason that … Continue reading Daring to Hope Book Review