Your fingers hurt as you pull back the string, keeping your eye on the fletching.  Your arm wants to shake as it pulls against the tightness of the string.  You move your focus down the shaft, linger on the arrow head, then center on the yellow circle in […]

“Not now, sweetie, I’m busy.” “Go ask mom.” “I can’t.  I’m going to the mall with Julia tomorrow.” “I’d rather go to the movies.” “What did you say?  I wasn’t listening.” It hurts when those we love are too busy for us.  It doesn’t just hurt; it breaks […]

Where does joy come from? Something that gets whole groups of Christians spinning in circles is the question of happiness.  I have friends who get weird looks and comments from strangers in public because they’re just “too happy.”  It often comes up in many churches that Christians should […]

I had a conversation with a friend a while back about spending time with Jesus, and one of the things she said got me to thinking. “You’re more of a Mary, and I’m a Martha.” We very much like to categorize ourselves in this day and age.  From […]

  Many also of those who had believed kept coming, confessing and disclosing their practices. And many of those who practiced magic brought their books together and began burning them in the sight of all; and they counted up the price of them and found it fifty thousand […]

      I want to publicly welcome our newest contributor, Stephanie H.! I approached her to ask about writing for the blog, because I have watched from afar, seeing God doing beautiful things in her heart and life. And, what’s more, she has a wonderful way with […]

It happened again this week – a childhood friend had enough of life, and ended his. It wasn’t the first time it has happened with those I have known. But it doesn’t get less painful, or less heartbreaking…and distance of friendship over time doesn’t change a thing. It’s […]

  This is a journal entry of mine…and I hope it is a blessing to you! It can be so easy for us to go through our lives, just trying to be people’s friends. Giving them a big smile and some cheery small-talk, and hoping it will change their lives…somehow. Hoping […]

Valentine’s Day.  That blissful time of year when all of your “non-single” friends get chocolate, and flowers, and romantic candlelight dates.  That dreaded time of year when you hide out under your covers, eat lots of chocolate (that you bought yourself), and avoid everything pink, red, or even […]

  We are always looking for something big and important to do. Something that will change the world. Or at least something that will show people that what we are doing is important; something that shouts, “Take note!” So many young people go to Bible school and learn […]