On finding acceptance in an old hometown

Hometowns. They can bring such feelings of security. Safety. The feeling of being at home. But there’s a flip side. Those hometowns often become the place we never feel at home. Not accepted. Only remembered for all the mistakes you made. A person you likely are not anymore Jesus was no stranger to being rejected [...]

WWJD: Be a joy, not a jerk

Love is not rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable. 1 Corinthians 13:5, NLT This post is a two-fer because these two principles work hand in hand. Words and the actions that come with them have power. In fact, Scripture discusses the power of words in many places. One such [...]

One Word-Perseverance

I like to think I have a way with words, with at least the written words that express my thoughts, my emotions, my desires. However, sometimes choosing just one word becomes a little more daunting. Last year I joined a group of women in an on-line bible study in which I participate in choosing one [...]

A Hand-Me-Down No More

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17 I am a bit of a fashion maven. It's true. I love clothes. I love how they feel. I love how they can define one's personality, enhance a figure, [...]

Broken Down at Wits End

The Lord rescues the godly, he is their fortress in times of trouble. Psalm 37:39 It has been yet another snow day. Another day when the kids have been out of school. Our old dog has managed to not make it outside twice to use the bathroom. Two cups of milk have been spilled on [...]

Because Christmas Is Not About Presents

"I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all the people. The Savior-yes, the Messiah, the Lord-has been born today in Bethlehem." Luke 2:10-11 "So, what is the true meaning of Christmas, Hayley?" "Jesus!" That's my girl!"Hunter, why do we celebrate Christmas?""To get presents!" Um....well, not the answer I was looking for. This doesn't [...]