I glanced up at the clock. It had been a typical busy Sunday, and my husband and I were winding down for the night. “It’s late, Jess,” I said to my daughter who we had put to bed earlier. “Why don’t we just wait until tomorrow.” “No, Mommy. I don’t want to […]
Category: Songs of Salvation
I was raised on the edges of Catholicism, with an agnostic father and a mother who did her best to expose my brother and me to the idea of a loving God. But I didn’t really find faith until I walked down to an altar at a Nazarene Church as an adult. New to my salvation, I grew closer and closer to the Lord, day by day. I brought all my concerns to Him. Then, one day, He asked something of me.
Reconciliation is one of my favorite words in the Bible – the truth mentioned in Colossians 1:20-22 of how I was separated from God and He chose to reconcile me to Himself through his son Jesus. So, with such an intense gratitude for the reconciliation that God accomplished in my […]
Not me. Never. Not going to happen.
Those are phrases I used as a kid, phrases I meant with all of my heart.
I stared at the mirror in disbelief. My eyebrow drooped low over my right eye, the curve of the mouth below it hung to my chin. How could this be happening? Again?
I love summer. It’s my absolute favorite time of year. My husband and I recently sold our home, bought a motorhome and hit the road to travel the U.S. This summer was our first real “On-the-Road-Again Adventure,” and I looked forward to the season with more than my usual anticipation.
A Father’s Delight by Jonathan Anthony According to movies, pretty much every wise sage or mentor has grey hair. Think about it: Gandalf. Mr. Miyagi. Yoda. The list goes on. Grey hair has long been a symbol of wisdom, which is good because I’m getting more and more of it. […]
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”’ (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV). This verse helped me keep going when I didn’t know what the future would hold. Like many people, […]
Once upon a time, there was a little girl who grew up with the name of Jesus on her lips, but not in her heart. She knew all the Bible stories, especially the gospel account of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. Her parents, after all, were home missionaries, serving the Lord among […]
I’m pretty sure I was born with a story in my heart. Or at least that’s what my parents seem to think because from as early as I can remember, I was telling, drawing, and writing stories. I like to say, now, that it’s just a byproduct of being a […]