This Life is NOT What I Ordered!

July 31, 2015 0

Say you order a Pumpkin Spice Latte with extra whipped cream, but the barista gives you a decaf Mocha Frappuccino with no whip. Are you going to take a big slurp and say “Thank you!” […]

Thankful for Yourself

July 31, 2015 0

A bath set in a scent that makes your nose wrinkle. A gift book about graduation. Sweaters that are too boxy, too bright, too blah. You know you’ve got gifts like these stashed somewhere, still […]

Girl Soldier: Not Just a Halloween Costume

July 31, 2015 0

You’ve got your math book and homework, your English essay, your make-up bag for after gym, and your lunch money.  Are you forgetting anything? One last look around the room, when you suddenly realize…you forgot […]

A Season to Build Up

July 31, 2015 0

Summer: this time of year, the word slides out like a sigh of relief. It brings up thoughts of sleeping until noon, laying out in the sun, family vacations, and church camps. It’s supposed to […]

How To Bear Fruit in Three Killer Steps

July 31, 2015 0

“A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted” Ecclesiastes 3:2 I have what is known as a “black thumb.” Houseplants wither when I breathe on them. I once took a […]

Don’t Let the Sunshine Slip Away

July 31, 2015 0

 “A time to seek, and a time to lose…” Ecc. 3:6 My mother, a farmer’s daughter, uses the saying sometimes, “you’ve got to make hay while the sun shines.” This was one of those mysterious […]

Put on a Happy Face!

July 31, 2015 0

In the Greek language, happy and blessed mean the same thing. Almost anyone reading this—who find themselves sitting in a place peaceful enough to read on a computer—can call themselves blessed. To be blessed, according to the Bible, is to be […]

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