Things I Won’t Regret

| August 11, 2011

“Choosing Blessing”, from R.C. Sproul Jr.’s Blog: Nothing above argues that any of the choices above are in themselves sins. They may be, but that argument is not being made. Nothing in fact argues that there aren’t people whose experience is different. Nothing above suggests that any of the choices above are matters of eternal life […]

Make Up, Make Out, and Make Do!: marshalling marital harmony

| August 11, 2011

We love this beautiful post by Renee Ellison on marriage: A good marriage is a waltz, not a courtroom.  The object is not to win, but to dance.  Life is simply too short to waste it fighting with your mate.  Stuffing “it” isn’t an answer, either; you’ll just explode later.  Both fighting and stuffing produce […]

When Thou Liest Down…

| July 17, 2011

“And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and […]

Motherhood Is a Calling (And Where Your Children Rank)

| July 14, 2011

A must read. This beautful and powerful post from Rachel Jankovic reminds us that in dying, we truly live: But a Christian should have a different paradigm. We should run to to the cross. To death. So lay down your hopes. Lay down your future. Lay down your petty annoyances. Lay down your desire to […]

An Open Letter to Mark Young, President of Denver Seminary

| June 3, 2011

Do not be bound together with unbelievers, for what partnership have righteousness and lawlesness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?  Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?  Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols?  For we are the temple of the […]

When an Oasis is Really a Mirage

| May 21, 2011

An excellent piece from The Center for Women of Faith in Culture highlights why there can be no neutrality when it comes to discipleship: Women need to hear from other women. This is a truth impressed upon us through stories in scripture about women like Ruth & Naomi and Mary & Martha. In scripture, we […]

Why Do Bad Things Happen?

| May 16, 2011

From Kelly Crawford: Personal trials always push us to answer theological questions–to unpack the character of God and to wrestle with the hard facts. Is suffering the judgement of God?  Is it meant for me personally, or is it a corporate judgement? Does God allow it or cause it? Is God testing my faith or […]

Wonderful words from Kelly Crawford

| May 3, 2011

Kelly, whose family lost their home in the recent tornadoes, has written a beautiful update on her blog: I cannot even begin to express my gratitude to you, to our church family, to our friends and family abroad, to complete strangers, to friends we haven’t seen in years, to the surrounding churches and communities, to […]

Update and How to Help

| May 1, 2011

Far across the ocean in East Africa and without Internet for a week, I got the news about the terrible tragedies in Alabama second-hand. My husband had gone out to send some email Thursday at a local cafe’ and called me with the news he’d just received. I gathered our children around to tell them […]

Expectations and broken people

| April 1, 2011

Amy over at Humble Musings has had marvelous posts over the years. This one she put up yesterday is just an example of her straightforward, biblical thinking and loving application of God’s Word. Beautiful. Ah, realistic expectations. Pesky little things. When I floated an idea to my husband yesterday, which may or may not have […]

Lousy Mamma

| March 7, 2011

I have a recurring, nasty thought that I’m really a lousy Mamma. I know it is a bit depressive and probably isn’t true, but it has recurred persistently over the last 17 years. Why today? The baby wouldn’t be quiet for a two-minute silence for Remberance Day, the four-year-old had lost her enthusiasm for Duplo […]

When All the Ducks Are In A Row

| February 1, 2011

Once upon a time, there were two women attending a conference. After one of the sessions, the speaker called all of the women in attendance to bow their heads and pray. One of the women bowed her covered head, lowered her unpainted eyes, and clasped her work-worn hands in front of her: “God, I thank […]

Love and chastity, a teaching series for young teens (Part II)

| January 31, 2011

So here we are, the sometimes dreaded conversation about love and sexuality, from the religious point of view.  Isn’t it strange that something of which you can see an ugly version each afternoon in reality TV shows or at will when you tap into the Internet becomes embarrassing when you talk about it from a religious […]

Thanksgiving Reflections

| November 25, 2010

My dear friend Kelly over at Generation Cedar wrote a wonderful post about gratitude yesterday, and her words spurred me to reflect on my own lack of thankfulness: “I wake up every day with a simple choice to make….give back my life in thankfulness, or with complaining take.”

Do I have the right to have rights?

| November 22, 2010

From Sarah Bubar over at Feminism seems to be everywhere we look.  It’s on TV, in our magazines, and in who wears the pants in the family. One of the first, and perhaps biggest, ways it has affected us is in the opinion of our rights as women.  The problem, however, isn’t feminism.  It is […]