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Finding Joy

Becoming an overcomer is a journey. Christians look at earthly suffering in a different light than those who are non-Christians: Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast...

You’re an overcomer

Have you ever visited any of the caves or caverns? When we lived in Colorado, we toured Cave of the Winds. During one part of the tour, they turn off all the lights. Due to the depth of the cave, you are surrounded by pitch-black darkness. You cannot see...

Lessons from Ruth

This book is only four short chapters, but rich in content. The account of Ruth takes place during the time of the Judges. For the purpose of my book review, I’m going to break the sections down into seasons and go from there.Winter – Israel faces famine. Naomi’s husband...

Lessons in Judges

If it isn’t obvious by now, I’m really enjoying participating in my family’s Bible reading calendar. One thing that consistently amazes me is that you can learn something new each time you read through the Word. I know I’ve completely read through the Bible at least twice – and...

Lessons from Joshua

This week, in our family’s daily Bible reading, we completed Joshua. Joshua is a book of battles and distribution of lands, of defeated kings and cities, of warning and encouragement. Like Deuteronomy (or any other book of the Bible), there are lessons we can apply in our daily lives....

Lessons from Deuteronomy

The Old Testament. The beginning of time. The fall of man. The flood. The establishment of a promise. Journeys into and out of slavery. The presentation of the Law. Miracles and wonders. The accounts of the first five books of the Bible are rich with history important to all...

Lessons from Disney’s Newsies

“In 1899, the streets of New York City echoed with the voices of Newsies, peddling the papers of Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst, and other giants of the newspaper world. On every corner, you saw them carrying the banner, bringing you the news for a penny a pape. Poor...

Is your GPS reliable?

Driving down an unfamiliar highway in the fog, with only my GPS to guide me to my destination, I saw a clear metaphor for life. Poor visibility, not that it would matter on a road I’d never traveled, I relied only on the navigational system to safely get me...

Never A Dull Moment?

Do you know what to do if your child licks the superglue? I do......

Unconditional Bravery

For the past month, I have been a part of a Radiance Project. One of the first exercises involved identifying the fears that hinder success to better overall health (this is not a “get skinny” program, but a holistic health approach – mind, body, soul). As you can read...