by Stephanie H.   Is giving better than receiving?   The obvious answer is, yes, of course it is.  And that is very true.  Focusing on what we have and what we get immediately puts a wall between us and God.  The last of the Ten Commandments […]

  by Stephanie H. “Walk about Zion, and go around her;  Count her towers;  Consider her ramparts;  Go through her palaces;  That you may tell it to the next generation.   For such is God,  Our God forever and ever;  He will guide us until death.”  ~Psalm 48:12-14   […]

    by Stephanie H.   We can read about it in classic literature, we see it in paintings and other art in the church, even modern comics and movies that feature little children show little pajama-ed knees bent in prayer, sometimes with teddy bears sharing the same […]

      I struggle with lots of things. Shocking, I know. 😛 But one of my biggest ongoing struggles has been wanting to be more fruitful than I am…and, in spite of being on tour half of the year specifically to go around sharing the gospel with […]

  By: Sarah Louise So you’re absentmindedly walking down the sidewalk with your dog Maggy in tow (who doesn’t really want to be there any more than you do) and the sky starts to cloud over. You were too lazy to pull on a jacket on your way […]

by Stephanie H My dearest, most beloved son whom I have forgiven, Please do me the kindness of reading this letter through to its end.  Do not be afraid of the words I have written in it.  Do not be afraid of what I will think of you […]

by Anna Faith When you are a single twenty something, you do a lot of thinking. And watching. You watch your friends settle happily into their “marital bliss”. You think. You watch their children be born and make those mile-marker memories. You think. You watch friends graduate. You […]

by Stephanie H. Spare no Expense. Exodus chapter twenty-six describes the construction of the tabernacle.  The first instruction is to make ten curtains of fine linen, in blue, purple, and red (the most expensive colors to make in those days), with designs of cherubim on them, all made […]

by Stephanie H. “And let them construct a sanctuary for Me, that I may dwell among them.” ~Exodus 25:8 Oh, the dear Old Testament.  It can be so easy for me to learn only the “usual” lessons from the Old Testament, especially the books of the Law, and […]

  Guest Post by Stephanie H. Freedom is a word with a very different meaning for the soldier than for the child. The latter is keenly focused on wanting to do the opposite of what they are told (and often, what is right and good), and seeks freedom […]