I was praying in the morning a few weeks ago when the Lord interrupted me to tell me something. “I love you.” What shocked me was that my first thought in reply was “You do?” I know that Jesus loves me.  Not just because I have heard it, […]

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 […]

  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 […]

  [If you are encouraged by this post, don’t forget to share it!! Easy share buttons at the end of the post below!] It happened again this morning. I got upset. My heart felt thin and cold…and I lost patience with my daughter, and those around me. It wasn’t […]

  I’ve seen you — I see you often. You smile, but there’s more hurt and confusion behind that smile than anyone could ever know. More tears cried when you were alone than you’d ever admit to. More aches in the recesses of your heart than anyone could […]