WAITING

WAITING

What comes to mind when someone tells you to wait?  Whether it’s at the bank, in your job (for that long-overdue promotion) or for “the one” to come along and profess undying love (admit it, you started wishing at age 12 and haven’t stopped since) – waiting often...
WHEN YOU’RE ANGRY AT GOD’S PLAN

WHEN YOU’RE ANGRY AT GOD’S PLAN

I had tried every remedy I could think of. From melatonin to other sleep aids, sleep masks to ear plugs, all of these so-called “solutions” for sleeping trouble resulted in more wakeful evenings for me. For the girl who had never had much trouble with sleep, I was...
THE LIES A CHURCH-GROWN KID BELIEVES

THE LIES A CHURCH-GROWN KID BELIEVES

A conversation with a friend ignited a question that I had in my mind for a long time. It was a struggle I’ve been pondering for a couple of years. A pastor’s kid was opening up to this friend about the time she accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and that there...
WORTH A LOT OF SPARROWS

WORTH A LOT OF SPARROWS

Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? And yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are worth more than many sparrows. Luke 12:6-7 At two cents per five sparrows, one dollar’s worth would...
3 WAYS TO FIGHT DATING TEMPTATIONS

3 WAYS TO FIGHT DATING TEMPTATIONS

We grow up learning about Eve being tempted in the Garden (Gen. 3:1–7) and Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness (Matt. 4:1–11). Maybe we’ve often repeated the Lord’s prayer that states, “Lead us not into temptation” (Matt. 6:13). Temptation presents itself in various...
THE LOVE OF BEAUTY

THE LOVE OF BEAUTY

I know beauty when I see it. I am now out-of-doors in the morning on a spring day, drinking coffee with the right kind of cup, a light breeze flowing over my shoulder, the prospect of a useful day (which is the best day for me) and a sense of God’s hand planning all...