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Be Heaven-Focused

Be Heaven-Focused

One of the biggest temptations facing Christians today is that we are trying to live our heaven on earth. There are so many ways we are trying to ease the challenges placed before us, quench our thirst and/or fill the void that we feel inside; and yet, truly, there is...

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Feeling overwhelmed? Water your roots

Feeling overwhelmed? Water your roots

Spring is in the air and I am itching to do all the things: wash the windows, declutter the house, plant the garden, mulch. I am pondering where to start. Is it my cabinets? They certainly have platters and mixers and crock pots and bowls all ever so neatly and gently...

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Finding rest in the everyday

Finding rest in the everyday

What is rest? My husband asked me the other day as we unloaded dishwashers and made the coffee early in the morning. Our to-do lists that day were longer than the hours available to complete half of the tasks listed and my text messages were incoming with more...

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Why I am a Christian

Why I am a Christian

The process of letting go and letting God work in the lives of our children is an ever-present challenge. Recently, over the Christmas break, I was asked to explain to my son why I was Christian. I take my time to ponder and pray before such deep questions, especially...

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During Advent, we must watch as we wait

During Advent, we must watch as we wait

If love is a mission, then having eyes to see is its goal. When people are invited to our busy home, they often ask how they can help. My response is, “Have eyes to see a need and go ahead and fill it,” whether that be the vegetables on the cutting board that need to...

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Give Yourself the Grace

Give Yourself the Grace

I sat in the café the other day watching a group of women share an animated conversation. They laughed and a couple more women sat and joined the conversation. I sat at my table, working on an article, and wondering why I never felt included in this particular group,...

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The Gift of Wasting Time

The Gift of Wasting Time

There are moments in family life where memories become etched firmly in our hearts. These moments provide a glimpse into the beauty of the Father’s provision in creating the family. Yesterday was one of those moments. It took a push from my husband and a nudge from...

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