Good Gifts

A few weeks ago we hosted our Supper/Bible Study small group at our home. We prepared a large pot of chili, rice, salad, crusty bread and butter and apple pie for desert. It took a while to decide on a menu – something we could cook ahead of time and…

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Future Perfect

The words streamed out of my car radio and embedded themselves deep in my soul as David Crowder shared about his new album, American Prodigal. “God doesn’t love our future self more than He loves us right now.”  My present self often dwells on my mistakes, things I’ve said or…

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Take a Breath First

“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with…

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Finding Joy

Blessed to have heard, and embraced with all my little girl heart, the gospel message at an early age, I wanted nothing more than to please God. Truthfully, I wanted to please everyone – so of course I wanted the Lord to be happy with me. Evidenced by the many…

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