There’s this silly thing floating around out there in the Christian sphere known as the “prosperity gospel.” Come to Jesus, they say, and all of your problems will be over! You’ll have money, you’ll have influence, you’ll have blessings… because Jesus is good! While it is true that Jesus is good, His goodness is not […]
Pro-life or Just Anti-Abortion?
Abortion is a tragic part of our cultural reality right now. Every day, babies are killed in the name of convenience, rights, or even responsibility. It’s deplorable and it’s heart-rending. It’s a mindset that flies in the face of our Designer’s value of life. We need to be taking steps to end it. We need […]
We’re Having a Baby!
We can’t believe it! Even still, at 15 weeks along, we look at each other and say, “Is this really happening?” Benjamin and I are really, honestly, it-must-be-true-because-we-now-have-ultrasound-photos going to be parents to a squirmy, cuddly baby! It’s a big undertaking, this parenting! God is using my body right now, and our parenting later, to […]
Life Along With Us: Not What We Expected
These “life along with us” posts are a tiny peek into our lives to see how we are being stretched and grown by our loving Lord. We don’t always stretch happily, but God always finds ways to teach us more about Himself through it by leading us back to the truth in His Word. So, […]
3 Reasons We Don’t Live Missionally
So, teacher, custodian, businessman, salesman, mechanic, interior designer, musician, stay at home mom, barista… How was your day on the mission field? In Mark 16:15, Jesus told His disciples, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” His last words, found in Matthew 28:19 say, “Go therefore and make disciples of […]
6 Biblical Truths Learned From Babies
Babies, babies, babies! Benjamin and I don’t have any of our own, but we happen to have quite a few nieces and nephews, including a brand new baby nephew! Most of them are toddlers nowadays, but they were pretty cute babies once upon a time, and I had some fun going through some old pictures […]
How We Learned the Hard Way to Stop Saying Never
I’m not sure I can count the number of times that Benjamin and I swore that we would never do something, right before God called us to do it. Maybe a hundred? There was the time we said we would never go to grad school. (Hello, Clarks Summit University!) And then there was the time […]