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My Soul Waiteth upon God

In life, there are frequent times that we must learn to wait. We may often find ourselves waiting for something that we expect to happen, but then find the fulfillment …

Deer Bacon

They were sitting around the dinner table, talking about the plans for family vacation…“I want to purchase some of the cold food before we get to the house.” Dad said. …

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The Compassion of the Father

The story of the prodigal son is a familiar one. It is the story of a wayward young man, dissatisfied with what he has, taking what he can get from …

The Grand Invitation

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.Hebrews 4:16Come along with me as I …

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Be not Deceived, God Is not Mocked

“I want you to understand… that if you’re here today saying, ‘I’m going to run my life… I’m going to do it my way!’ you are taking something that does …

Breath, No Breath

Nine o’clock in the evening. My husband and I walk the wide corridor of the ICU. Just over an hour ago we were on our way home from dinner with …

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A Mother is Born

The preparation time before my son was born was a huge time of transition for me – almost as much as it was when I was preparing for marriage. I …

Ombra Mai Fu (Never Was A Shade)

“Tender and beautiful fronds of my beloved plane tree, let Fate smile upon you. May thunder, lightning, and storms never disturb your dear peace, nor may you by blowing winds be …

The Central Characteristic of the Virtuous Woman

Could there be such a woman who knows the depths of her worth, someone who is pure in body and spirit, full of spiritual, emotional, and even physical strength and one who is respected, honored, and praised by all?

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A Woman’s Influence

God made us as women in such a way that we wield almost a mysterious influence over the ones our lives touch. We see this first illustrated in the Garden …

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Homeschool Graduation

For the past 22 years I have been working on a project. This past week that project ended. I’ve learned a few very important lessons that I’d like to share with you. What project? Educating our four children at home.

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The Heritage of the Righteous

“Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage forever:for they are the rejoicing of my heart.”Psalm 119:111“… this is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,and their righteousness is …

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Our Eternal God

“But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”2 Peter 3:8This verse …

Family

I bumped into a stranger as he passed by,”Oh, excuse me, please,” was my reply. He said, “Please excuse me, too;Wasn’t even watching you.”We were very polite, this stranger and I.We …

How to Make Ministry Enjoyable:
Some Personal Lessons, part 2

Your biggest job is to be an encourager and a helpmeet to your husbandYou husband’s ministry is not going to amount to anything if you are not behind him 100%. …

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How to Make Ministry Enjoyable:
Some Personal Lessons

I grew up in a preacher’s home, so when I married a preacher, I knew a little bit of what I was getting into. We were married in 1974, and …

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A Book To Be Written

The color of the sky is the color of the gray waist-high headstones that surround me in all directions. I wrap my arm around my mother’s thin frame and clasp …

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Who Is a God like unto Thee?

Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he …

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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Simply Serve

Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus: Who…took …