Does it feel kind of like we’re back at square one?  Fear involves punishment, so we should not be afraid if we love God, but Jesus Himself said that we should fear God because of… punishment?   Sometimes it is so easy for us to take things apart […]

  The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. ~Proverbs 9:10   If you have grown up in the church, perhaps you have heard this verse often enough to be thinking already, “It’s not really fear though.  We’re […]

  I’m off like a shot again as soon as I get the inkling that there is something more I can do for the Lord.  Whenever I get antsy, I want to do all of the things that have brought me close to Him before.  I hate to waste […]

  I was speaking to my mother recently about some of the reactions I received from friends and peers when I first stopped watching television, and her observations led me to do a lot of thinking. When I stopped watching movies and TV shows, and stopped reading books […]

  “‘Worst?’ Why would I want to have the *WORST* Valentine’s Day ever?”   Well, that is a good question. But…you’re reading the article now, aren’t you. 😉 However, this sentiment is basically exactly what our actions speak about what is going on in our hearts. The moping, […]

  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 […]