Learning of Him, pt.2

There is a reason why I no longer plant our vegetable garden. Although I idolize the notion of being a true, green-thumbed gardener, the proof is always in the pudding. …

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Eyes Only for Him

If you have talked to me at all in the past three months, you are aware that I recently became the owner of a cute German Shepherd puppy, Toby. I …

Dealing with Conflict in Marriage

Marriage was not meant to bring us down, but it was meant to be beautiful and for us to serve God better together than on our own. If God put …

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Learning of Him, Pt. 1

The reality of motherhood is this: we have unlimited responsibilities with limited ability. [see previous article] It’s true. Endless responsibilities are upon the heart of every mother. And I wish …

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Staying Connected

Last spring, when I was walking back and forth to the church from my apartment, I enjoyed seeing the beautiful blossoms of this cherry tree that was growing along the …

Learning to Bring Your Love Life under Christ’s Control

Passion and Purity by Elisabeth Elliot is a book I have been reading for the past year. This is a book about learning to bring your love life under Christ’s control. …

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Refined

About a year ago, in conversation with a friend, she thoughtfully spoke a statement that has lodged deep inside me and changed the way I view my life. Her poignant …

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An Invitation for You, Mom

Let’s talk about rest. If ever there was a cry from the heart of a mother it would be for rest. That deep, delta wave, rejuvenating kind of rest. Rest …

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Table for Two

He sits by himself at a table for two. The uniformed waiter returns to his side and asks, “Would you like to go ahead and order, sir?” The man has, …

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Spirituality: What Is It?

“That’s cool!” “Great!” “I love it!” Catch-phrases. We all use them, but do we ever stop to think what it is we are actually saying? When I say, “That’s cool,” …

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I Would Never-A gentle promise for those crippled by shame-

When I was about 14, I heard a chapel message for teens, which challenged us to write down our personal standards of purity & holiness as a way to solidify …

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Seasons within a Season

Spring is the season I crave most. Everything feels newly awakened and alive. It’s time to buy a new journal or devotional and share my spiritual journey with others. I …

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Two Ships and the Water Between

    Imagine the youth group to be on a jovial party yacht and the adults of the church to be on a nearby cruise ship. I could best describe …

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Broken People

{Preface from the author: I know that this feeling of uselessness is shared by other single Christian women. We’ve been conditioned to guard our hearts and our purity, and when …

It’s All About the Light (Pt.2)

[Click to read Part 1] “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world; he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness but shall …

It’s All About the Light (Pt.1)

Light is an amazing phenomenon. The speed of light is slightly more or less than 186,000 miles per second depending on what it hits or passes through. Light can do some amazing things. It will bend, reflect, or focus and always remain in a straight line.

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Not Your Typical Five-Year Plan

You’ve probably heard of people who have a five-year-plan. And a ten-year-plan. And other lofty plans bound by a time frame, as a way to measure if they’ve reached their …

Major Missteps in Mothering

The topic of parenting, specifically child training, comes and goes in consuming my mind. Naturally, it becomes more preoccupying when dealing with one of my own children and wondering how …

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When the Future is Uncertain

I have started one of the most important (and scary) chapters of my life: my senior year. *sinister organ music, lightning bolt, thunder crash*      “What do you plan to do after …

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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 …