True Love

Love is the strongest force in the world, yes? I have been taught by my Christian upbringing that love is a choice and by the world that love is a …

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To Love Their Children

The next things that Paul says that the older woman is to teach the younger woman is: to love their children. It is easy for most Moms to love their …

Boundaries Are Imperative

“Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth. They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants.”Psalm 119:90-91What is a …

Sunlight

“And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day… And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, And …

Beautifully Contrasted

Have you noticed the extreme contrasts throughout the Bible? Whether through miracles, testimonies, or spiritual parallels, they’re all miraculous and indicative of something greater than meets the eye. Each contrast …

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Just Graduated? Now What Do I Do? Part 1

For the next several articles, you will read the thoughts from anonymous individuals that I interviewed from Lehigh Valley Baptist Church (see colored quotes). We talked about the transition from …

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Am I Still in Love with Him?

A few weeks ago, Benjamin took a last-minute trip to the states to attend his brother’s wedding. The wedding wasn’t last minute, but our decision for him to go was …

Home Government

A very relevant word from 1883. Print, post, and practice for maximum application and blessing.The Home Government –What is it?It is not to watch children with a suspicious eye, to …

The Subtle Art of Comparison

Recently I’ve been struck with the thought, I think of myself far too often. Does this resonate with you? Timothy Keller, in his book The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness, says …

Who Do I Love?

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”1 John 2:15The pull …

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Be Ye Thankful

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18Why are we commanded to be …

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Gut Punched

The term “gut health” is probably familiar to most people. People dabble with probiotics and drinking apple cider vinegar to reestablish their gut. This is akin to dropping an air …

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Things Aren’t Supposed to Go My Way

“As for God, his way is perfect…” Psalm 18:30a I popped my head up from pillow as I thought I’d heard that familiar noise again…. yep, scratching on the bassinet …

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The Settled Christian

I came to the realization I was never at peace. Never at rest, never enjoying the moments God was giving me. It started with my first real “no-kids” date with …

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The Competition

The morning was already humid. They all stood together on the gravel road beside the dining hall. Some of the try-hards in the group were stretching but most of the …

Grow Where You’re Planted

About 6 years ago, I was personal training at a gym in Macungie and Trexlertown. A combination of back pain and a vertebral column led me to a special couple …

Without the Rain

With the rain, the gloom I see, With the rain, the light doth flee, With the rain, despair will be, I question why God gives us rain. Without the rain, …

Prioritizing Time with Your Spouse

Dear Friends- Here is Part 2 to our “womanly wisdom” installment on MARRIAGE.What Are Some Practical Ways You Have Prioritized Time with Your Spouse, Even Among Your Daily Responsibilities?Married 3 …

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Lessons from a Newborn

“Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.”Psalm 103:13The stress-pot within me was boiling over again. I was holding my nine week-old baby …

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Dependence and Humility

“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.”John …