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 …

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 …

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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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What Do You Think You See?

Although controversial, it is absolutely true that sexual perversion is ALL over the media, from movies, advertisements, television and sports, to politics, big business, and social media. More than ever …

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The Significance of Remembrance

Growing up I loved holidays. It meant getting together with my cousins and seeing my Grandparents. My Nana loved holidays as well she always tried to make them special especially …

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Get More into God’s Word;
Get More out of God’s Word!

I was recently asked to author articles for this column “Books to Grow By,” which wonderfully coincides with the beginning of a new year. Several of the top books that …

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Hormonal Humdingers

Let’s state the obvious… our weight and eating habits are affected by our hormonal cycle. It’s not “crazy” to crave certain foods at certain times. It’s not a “coincidence of …

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Upon This Rock…

Upon this rock, I sit. Lacking much glamour and comfort, I must admit. Listening to tranquil sounds of nature with delight. Elegant is the far extreme yet what a beautiful …

For Such a Time as This

Going through old cookbooks from places like Germany or the British Isles, you can clearly see differences in their recipes than countries of, for example, Italy, Spain, or Greece. Though …

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Change

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and …

Is There Not a Cause?

Is there not a cause? Should our faith not spill over into every area of our life? Is health care exempt? I am asking these questions, not as a sinless …

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The Contentment of a Homemaker

“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we …

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A Firm Foundation

The Christmas season is upon us. Fall may be my favorite season but Christmas is my favorite holiday. For my family Christmas has always been a month long of traditions …

I Am Thy Refuge, pt.3

Because He hath set His love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.Psalm 91:14Next, in order to dwell …

I Am Thy Refuge, pt.2

I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress; my God; in him will I trust.Psalm 91:2Verse 2 begins with the words: “I will say” which …

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 …

I Am Thy Refuge, pt.1

Imagine being lost at sea, in a perilous storm. You feel alone, uncertain of everything, and thrashed about by wind and waves in every direction.  The navigation system and all …

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How Lazy Can You Be?

Let’s be frank, at heart, we all are naturally lazy. I’m pretty sure my body was designed to eat nachos on my couch watching HGTV…so let’s talk about the least …

Pumpkins and Spice

Finally! Fall has arrived! In a bevy of excitement and anticipation for a fabulous fall day I rummage through my closet and pull out my cable knit sweater and boots …

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 …