Watch Out for Hallmark

My daughter adores Hallmark Christmas movies, and has no trouble watching the same one over and over again. Of course, if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. The plot goes something like this: girl meets boy, either girl or boy detests Christmas (the other loves it), and by the ringing of midnight on Christmas, […]

Dear Young Married

Whether you’ve been married 2 months or 2 years, the “honeymoon phase” has ended and you’ve realized that the day-to-day life isn’t quite as romantic and adventurous as you had imagined. Bills and laundry have replaced hand-holding outings and eye-gazing over cups of cappuccinos. But just because the enchantment of dating has ended doesn’t mean […]

3 Main Purposes of Bible Study

 “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” ~Acts 2:42 Obviously, we can glean numerous benefits from corporate Bible study time with other believers, but I want to focus on the 3 main purposes I think we join together.  Some people come looking for networking opportunities, others just […]

Weekend Exhale

How in the world does one keep up with current events–avoiding the head-in-the-sand approach–and still keep from feeling weighed down by the monstrosities going on? Amidst the horrors of racism, terrorism, trafficking, euthanasia, and other godlessness, I sometimes sigh to the heavens, “Lord, you are Lord, but what a mess we people are making of […]

Help to Make those Decisions

A few weeks ago our Bible study group discussed the various theological positions of God’s will: finding it, knowing it and doing it. Although we didn’t all agree on the details of discerning God’s will, we did agree that our God is an involved God who cares about the heart and character of His children. […]

Weekend Exhale: Summer Book Reads

On occasion, I recommend books. Obviously, if you don’t share my love of mysteries, poetic prose, or philosophical novels, you may not appreciate these reads like I do, but I’m a rather eclectic reader, so I’d hope there would be something for everyone. On a side note, I never quite grasped the “beach read” concept. […]