Why I Dress Modestly


There is a lot of buzz on the internet right now about modesty. I’m not exactly sure how this buzz got started, and I’m really not sure that it’s a good thing that it did. Christian guys and girls are both diving into this argument heart-first, and I’m not sure I like what they are … [See more…]

Impending Doom


My husband, Benjamin, and I have probably the strangest character trait in common… In most ways, the two of us are actually as different as night and day, especially in our thought processes. Then there are actually the few, not-at-all-surprising, everyone-and-their-dog-does-that traits that we share. But on top of those, there’s the one that would … [See more…]

Numbering Our Days

Happy New Year

An inch of time cannot be bought with an inch of gold. – Chinese Proverb Well, here we are in a brand new year. It’s fresh and pristine, undefined and misty, only 8 days old. What are we going to do with it? Resolutions are a common way to figure that out, and boy, do … [See more…]

THEY Got to See Him First?!


What do you think you would have felt like if you had seen the shepherds that first day-after-Christmas morning, ranting and raving about angels and babies and miraculous happenings? You might have felt some awe, maybe some curiosity, maybe even a little bit of doubt at their story (ok, more realistically, a lot of doubt … [See more…]

Before Bethlehem

Nativity Scene

Other than the whole miraculous conception, angel-announced-pregnancy thing, those middle sections of the Christmas story were just like any other woman’s pregnancy. Although she had to be in utter awe of the fact that the baby kicking around inside her was God Himself, Mary still did carry Him for 9 months. Like other babies, Jesus … [See more…]

8 Ways to Find Time to Read Your Bible

Life is crazy. Life is busy. No matter what stage of life you are in, there is always something vying for your time. For me, those contenders are cleaning, homework, writing, working,…  Things end up getting smooshed into a few hurried seconds, or else are completely forgotten. That includes my time in God’s Word. Unfortunately, … [See more…]

Un-Redefining Worship


“Will everyone please stand for worship?” a man at the front says to the crowd. With shuffling pages and a bit of whispering, everyone stands up. Some music starts and the focus shifts at the sound. At just the right time, everyone joins in singing. It’s one of those beautifully captivating moments for this church. … [See more…]