Hudson Taylor: A Life of Faith

Hudson Taylor

Paul said in 1 Corinthians 11:1, “Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.” While ultimately our goal is to be like Christ, we can receive great challenges from watching and hearing about other people who walk with Him and serve Him. Obviously, the glory for all of this goes completely to God, and it … [See more…]

Praying Through the Psalms


Psalms is a beautiful book of the Bible. I can just get lost in the imagery, the poetry, and the powerfully raw emotion. As I have been reading through it lately, I have just loved how well it describes life and how beautifully it lends itself to being read as a series of prayers from … [See more…]

Busy, Busy, Busy


As I’m thinking back over my crazy week, looking forward to my jam-packed weekend, and watching my husband plow through a project that will keep him up for yet another late night, I wonder. Is it good that we’re so busy? Is it bad? Does God care one way or another? I love that the … [See more…]

Fully Known

Being at a university of 40,000 people has some upsides and some downsides. Now, personally, I love the ability to just blend into crowds so that not one person is taking a bit of notice of me. Every once in a while, though, I walk around and think of how very little anyone here even … [See more…]

Names of Jesus


One of our firsts posts described some of the names of God -The Creator of the Universe, the Great I AM. Names that describe His love, His care, His power, His sacrifice. It was eye opening to see how God’s names describe who He is, who our Living God really is. The same is true … [See more…]

Nature, Not Nurture

  Sin nature. We’ve all got one. Unfortunately…   What does a sin nature look like, you ask? It looks like me, sitting at work, chatting with some women around my desk about the alleged hurricane (that we never saw much of here in AZ). As I’m sitting there, one of the ladies starts describing … [See more…]



The Old Testament Law has kind of gotten a bad reputation. “It’s long! It’s boring! It doesn’t have anything to do with me!” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard those words from Christians. I’ll admit, I myself trudge through books like Leviticus very rarely because it’s lots of work and slooow going. … [See more…]

Not to Gossip, But…

Girls Whispering

You know the feeling. The urge to tell someone a juicy happening, the need to vent about the lady in the supermarket, and that moment when you just have to point out that the guy in church is driving you nuts. Which of these is gossip? Any of them? All of them? I can’t tell … [See more…]

Seeing the World Differently

life boat

You have probably heard about the Titanic. You have maybe even imagined what it felt like to be standing on that deck, with the sounds of scraping metal in your ears, wondering if this was all the life you had left. I know I have. I have also thought of how immense the relief must … [See more…]

Iron Sharpens Iron


The other day, I woke up a grump. I hadn’t slept well, and I was dreading my day. I honestly couldn’t think of a single good thing that was going to happen. “What’s wrong?” Benjamin asked when he saw my face, and I gladly laid my complaints before him, every last one. “Well,” he said … [See more…]