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 …

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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 …

Thoughts from Exodus

And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD …

Book Review: The Five Pieces of Salvation by Doug Hammett

Last year Evangelist Douglas Hammett published a book titled The Five Pieces of Salvation: Responding to the Gospel God’s Way. He is adept at marketing, and thus I found myself …

Women of the Word by Amy Edwards

Women of the Word by Amy Edwards was recommended by a friend who had been blessed by her writing. Upon hearing my friend’s positive review on the third volume, I …

Book Recommendation: Breaking the Worry Habit Forever by Elizabeth George

My husband and I had a good laugh when I pulled out this book. “Finally!” he said, both of us chuckling, knowing my habitual battle with anxious thoughts. “Don’t worry, …

Beware the Books!

As I consume more modern Christian books, I often have a little red flag raise in my mind. Why does the tone of this book seem off-putting to me? Why …

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Book Review: Control Girl

Shortly after I was married, a friend recommended this book which proved to be very enjoyable and convicting! Shannon Popkin writes in an easy to read style which is very …

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How Does Your Garden Grow? Part 2

4. Boundaries are necessary. Garden: Predators abound. For our garden in particular, we were concerned about deer. So we made the effort to find out the most effective yet least offensive …

How Does Your Garden Grow? Part 1

Growing a garden is much like growing your walk with God. The parallels have become more stark to me as this year was the first time I planted my own …

A Case for Fasting

I don’t like fasting. I like to eat. Planning, preparing, sharing, and thinking about meals is a big part of my life. I receive a lot of pleasure from food, …

The Challenge to Change

We’ve all heard the taglines: “30 days to a better marriage!”, “Try this diet for two weeks and reset your body completely”, or “90 days to reorganize your life!” We …

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God Wrote My Love Story

At the request of Grace and Honor, I would ask to share with you my story… The story begins in late 2016 when Jonathan Snow showed up at Lehigh Valley …

Pleasing People, Part 3

 Finally, we have the remedy for People Pleasing (reminder, credit is the book People Pleasing by Lou Priolo.) Characteristics of a God-pleaser He realizes that he cannot please God apart from …

Pleasing People, Part 2

As we consider the sin of inordinate affection toward man’s approval, pride is clearly revealed in our lives.Here are some more thoughts to help the Holy Spirit draw attention to …

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Book Review: Pleasing People

Laura SnowLaura started attending Lehigh Valley Baptist Church as a child when her family moved to the area. For years, her primary passion was in nursing and furthering her education. …

Pride & Humility

Laura SnowLaura started attending Lehigh Valley Baptist Church as a child when her family moved to the area. For years, her primary passion was in nursing and furthering her education. …

Hidden Pursuits

Laura SnowLaura started attending Lehigh Valley Baptist Church as a child when her family moved to the area. For years, her primary passion was in nursing and furthering her education. …

God Most High

Laura SnowLaura started attending Lehigh Valley Baptist Church as a child when her family moved to the area. For years, her primary passion was in nursing and furthering her education. …

Simply Sitting

Laura SnowLaura started attending Lehigh Valley Baptist Church as a child when her family moved to the area. For years, her primary passion was in nursing and furthering her education. …