A Face-off with the Green-eyed Monster

“We all stumble in many ways” James tells us (James 3:2). Everyone, regardless of personality or privilege, will struggle with their flesh. The concern comes when we stumble but don’t struggle. In other words, am I giving in to my sinful inclinations–today, envy–or am I fighting against it? Do I excuse it (or even nurture […]

Play It Again, Sam

I’m over at my mom’s house, introducing an 80’s movie to my kids. Though the VHS is old and cheesy, my children enjoy the adventure of the story and revel in the experience of watching something I did as a child. After the film is over, I snatch kids and put on shoes, trying to […]

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 […]

Power of an Envelope

As a little girl, I joined Focus on the Family‘s pen pal program and wrote to another girl in California. We swapped girly stickers and simple stories about our lives and anticipated each personal letter we’d receive in the mail. And though I can’t even recall her name now, I still remember the blissful excitement […]