Faith Journey

Haunted by Halloween ~ Why I Don’t Celebrate

Halloween is upon us once more. Evil and grotesque “decor” is in every store and magazine, and horror movies fill the theaters. It’s sad to me because otherwise October is such a lovely month where we get relief from the heat of summer, and natural beauty takes the form of colored leaves and soft golden …

Lessons I Learned from the Pandemic

With the Covid pandemic in my rearview mirror, I’ve done some contemplating about how it affected my life and what positive things I could take from it.

No More Tears ~ Grief & Faith

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My father’s death started a current of events that carried me through the following week. There was so much to be done in such a short time that there was hardly time for me to process what had happened. Family and friends needed to be notified. The burial plot needed to be chosen. We had …

Firmly Rooted

I started this new year with mixed emotions: optimistic, yet cautious. The past few years have had some bad surprises. Are more to come? The whole world was shaken by the pandemic that started early in 2020, when everyone’s lives were suddenly and drastically changed: Families lost jobs and loved ones, and adjusted to work …

Hidden Purpose

Hidden Purpose

Have you ever thought you were doing something for one reason, but with hindsight saw something else? My husband and I went through a difficult period earlier this year that was made a little easier when I began to consider that there might be more to the story. Our family used to live on the …

Baby on Board

Baby on Board

The day we had anticipated for so long was finally here. For months our daughter had been going through all the steps to make her dream become reality. Although I saw it approaching as she completed each step, I was still surprised that our baby had become such a confident young woman. When I wrote …

The Eden Concept: A Biblical Marriage Manual

The Eden Concept: A Biblical Marriage Manual

There’s nothing like Valentine’s Day to put a spotlight on our marriages, and with all of the advertisements for flowers, jewelry, and chocolate, it’s hard to ignore the holiday. It’s great timing for the launch of a new book about marriage especially for Christians. After all, what better gift for our spouse than a strong, …

Called to Curate ~ This Dangerous Book

Called to Curate ~ This Dangerous Book

Sometimes our lives take twists and turns that we never could have expected. That’s what happened to Steve and Jackie Green who found themselves hunting down biblical artifacts, even though neither of them had any prior experience. Both of their families had a love for the Bible, but they didn’t foresee that they would delve …

The Gift of Compassion

The Gift of Compassion

Have you ever taken a spiritual gifts survey? I’ve taken different ones over the years – self-assessments that help you identify your spiritual gifts. I recently retook one and as I sat there studying the results, they were pretty much what I expected. Teaching and encouraging were at the top. Those come easily to me …

Thanksgiving Every Day

Thanksgiving Every Day

One of the things I love about living on a homestead, is feeling a closer connection to God’s provision. While I still visit the grocery store to pick up a few things now and then, that list has dwindled over the years since we moved to the country. I feel gratitude while growing, foraging, and preserving …