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Entertaining Angels

Entertaining Angels

Entertaining Angels Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it! Hebrews 13:2 hen I was a child, my mother would collect coins wherever she could find them - between couch...

Hidden in the Heart

Hidden in the Heart

Hidden in the Heart I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word. Psalm 119:16 ome claim that we remember only ten to twenty percent of what we read or hear. Others debate that estimate, saying it isn’t that simple. Numerous...

Suffering with Joy

Suffering with Joy

Suffering with Joy You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. I Thessalonians 1:6 My cancer journey took me to some extreme lows. I remember sitting on my back porch...

Lessons From a Hummingbird

Lessons From a Hummingbird

Lessons From a Hummingbird As summer is ending with the cooler breezes and colorful leaves approaching, I will miss seeing the regular presence of hummingbirds in my garden. And I will miss the daily reminders about transformation and rest. Therefore, if anyone is in...

A Better Plan

A Better Plan

A Better Plan What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him. I Corinthians 2:9 ugust 7th, 2021 was the day I had been dreaming about since I was a little girl. My family, fiancé and...

Always Knock

Always Knock

Always Knock For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:8 fter years of online teaching, I recently returned to the classroom at Carroll Community College. I love night...

The Weapon of the Word

The Weapon of the Word

The Weapon of the Word For the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 been...

Contagious Joy

Contagious Joy

Contagious Joy You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11 “Stay out of trouble,” my college roommate’s husband said, sending us off on our annual beach day. He knows well...

An Everyday Lesson

An Everyday Lesson

An Everyday LessonL ast month, I headed off to Iceland ready for an adventure… and also asking God for a big revelation about the trajectory of my life. The daily grind of work, life in the COVID era, and personal commitments had worn me out. I was excited to spend...

The Fundamentals on the Fairway

The Fundamentals on the Fairway

The Fundamentals on the Fairwayset my golf ball on the tee, got into position, addressed the ball the best way I knew how, and took a nice full swing. Positive I must have hit it a mile, I scanned the fairway, but my ball was nowhere to be found....

As God Has Loved Us: Preparing Arab Leaders for Ministry

As God Has Loved Us: Preparing Arab Leaders for Ministry

As God Has Loved Us: Preparing Arab Leaders for Ministry“I want to be God’s love to those around me.” If you are surprised to learn that these beautiful words were spoken by a Muslim woman from the Arabic Peninsula named Amina*, you aren’t alone. Much of the Arab...

Never Too Old For A Timeout

Never Too Old For A Timeout

Never Too Old For A Time Out This past January, my college sophomore, who was home on winter break, came to me and said she felt guilty because she was watching a show on television instead of working. If you know me, you can understand why this experience hit me...

A Masterpiece With A Mighty Namesake

A Masterpiece With A Mighty Namesake

A Masterpiece With A Mighty Namesakeatching the summer Olympics is a family event in our home. We love huddling together on the couch, cheering on the athletes, watching them push themselves to their personal best. As the commentator explains what...

The Sweetness of Slowing Down

The Sweetness of Slowing Down

The Sweetness of Slowing Downglanced at the clock while beating the eggs. Everything was on schedule for our summer brunch. The oven was pre-heated and dry ingredients sifted. I just needed to add the buttermilk, applesauce, and honey. I would set...

Quieting the Busy Mind

Quieting the Busy Mind

Quieting the Busy Mind So far in this series, the articles have covered why rest is important, what type of rest suits you best, and how to distinguish your worth from the things that rest keeps you from completing. But how do we actively practice restorative rest...

Enjoy the Silence

Enjoy the Silence

Enjoy the Silenceost summers we vacation at the beach with my entire family. That’s 23 people in one house. It’s loud, it’s chaotic, it’s unpredictable, it’s fun. I have so many good memories with my wife and my kids and with my family as a whole...

What We Do Versus What We Are Worth

What We Do Versus What We Are Worth

What We Do Versus What We Are Worth Recently, I found myself sitting across from my boss in a meeting to discuss my goals and projects for the upcoming quarter. “Before we get started, how are you doing?” she asked kindly, looking into my eyes. I hesitated a moment....

Grueling But Glorious

Grueling But Glorious

Grueling But Gloriousast year, my husband hiked a portion of New Hampshire Appalachian Trail called the Pemi Loop. The hike took two days to complete and is described as “31.5 glorious but grueling miles.” True to its description, my husband came...

Plans For a Slower Pace

Plans For a Slower Pace

Plans For a Slower Paceefore we even became parents, my husband and I dreamed of a life where he would bring home the bacon, and I would quit my job as a teacher to raise however many children God gave us. Before we knew it, there were two little...