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 […]

  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. It is a special bond when you find someone who loves the same music that you do.  I discovered one such kindred spirit recently in a dear friend and prayer buddy.  I’m the kind of person who discovers that I like a song, and then […]

    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 […]

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 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 […]

      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 […]

  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 […]