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Tale as Old as Time

For some, a tale as old as time is a favorite story book. For me, it's Victory in Jesus....

Unseen (the story behind the story)

For everything we CAN see, there is so much more that hides below the surface. Every person we see or meet is going through something. Every relationship has levels of permission and levels of disclosure. Even the closest of friends may hide some pieces of their story from each...

Healing for Parents

My biggest goal each year is reading through the Bible. Thanks to the YouVersion app, I can do this with friends all over the world. This year, we’re reading through the Bible chronologically. As we read through Genesis, I noticed some recurring themes in the book related to parenting....

A Full Plate Life

“Gratitude means thanks and appreciation…. [It] comes from the Latin word gratus, which means “thankful, pleasing.” When you feel gratitude, you’re pleased by what someone did for you and also pleased by the results. Unlike indebtedness, you’re not anxious about having to pay it back.” (www.vocabulary.com). When I chose the...

Provision and Gratitude

Tonight, I picked Dietrich up from youth devo and learned a valuable lesson. As is our custom, I asked him what they ate, which song he picked, if they sang a certain fun song, and about the devotional talk. In the course of this discussion Dietrich said, “History looks...

Lessons from the Hiding Place

In addition to listening to books with Madilynn, I also enjoy listening to books on my way to and from my vendor events. I typically pick a self-development type book or something completely frivolous and entertaining (my music playlist is equally ecclectic). Occasionally, I pick a novel or narrative....

A Hammer and Sword

Every time I read through the Bible, I linger over Nehemiah. In part because of a lesson learned at the Euro-American retreat that changed how I saw this passage, but also because the remnant of Isreal faced great opposition with little (worldly) hope of overcoming. By the world’s standards,...

Whispering Hope

In recent weeks, I’ve seen a theme emerge in the articles posted by the pages I follow and in my own Bible study. When I get deeply honest with myself, this message began during 2020, with times of isolation and separation. I draw comfort and encouragement from God’s word,...

Living Arrows: Straight Shooting

I recently stumbled across another link-up that has inspired a rabbit trail of extra reading and research, though admittedly, part of it was accidental. On Sunday evening, the lesson was from Psalm 122, one of the songs of ascent. These songs were sung on the journey to the temple...

Joy-filled Superhero Training

As a homeschooling family, we don’t take a “regular break” for the summer. I want the kids (and myself) to have some kind of learning experience every day. This can take several forms. This week Vacation Bible School took the most space in our learning. For us, VBS is...