Common Mishaps with Group Salvation Invitations 4

This post is from the archives; but, as we head into the VBS season I thought it might serve useful.    “I shared the gospel; but when it came to the invitation, several kids raised their hands who I don’t think were really ready. How do I handle this?” Group […]


The Depth of Sacrifice

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I’ve never given much thought to Judas. Written off as a betrayer, I didn’t see much reason to consider him or his life or what may have led to his choices. But, lately, I’ve been thinking about him. Wondering what went through his mind. Questioning his heart and his motives. […]

The Lazarus Effect had a Jesus Affect

Have you ever been asked this question, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” Or, maybe even asked this question yourself? There are many valid answers: bad choices, God is redirecting, the testing of faith…But there is one you may not have considered. Bad things happen to good people […]

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The Faith~Drive-Thru Conundrum

The Faith~Drive-Thru Conundrum 1

I used to love to cook. I wish I could say I still do; but somewhere along the way, it’s become a tedious chore. As an “on the go” family, it takes a lot of forethought, time and energy that I just can’t seem to muster some days. That’s when […]

The Remedy for Short-Sighted Faith 2

Jesus is more than our future hope He is our present help This is easy to forget, sometimes…in the midst of a trial, feeling lost in our job, swamped with debt, fighting for our health, consumed with depression or just plain tired. It’s easy to become complacent, to cling so […]

The Remedy for Short-Sighted Faith


Wanted: Nobodies and Nevergonnabe’s

Truth: God delights in using the weak, insignificant, least of these people to fulfill His kingdom’s purpose. This is so revolutionary. While the world looks for the strongest and the bravest and the biggest and the best and the most accomplished; our God, seeks the weak, and the weary, and […]

And the Winner is…

Thank you to all who read and commented on the Guest Blog and Giveaway from Thursday which featured Susan DeGarmo’s new book, “Many Paws: The Year of Change.” The winner of this giveaway is Beth Calvert of Huntington, WV. Thank you for participating, Beth!

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Clever Lies and Broccoli 2

Romans 1:18-20 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,” As a parent, I have been guilty of “suppressing.” I’ve suppressed something “good” inside something “not as good” for the sake of the partaker.  Like masking vegetable inside […]

A Sneak Peak + A Giveaway= A Great Post 3

I have never in my life heard of altered books; but, after seeing Susan DeGarmo’s new book, “Many Paws: The Years of Change,” I am obsessed! Susan used altered books to shed light on an otherwise taboo subject. It is not only cute and clever with pop-ups and customizable pages […]



Why Mary Pondered…

Several times in Luke, scripture states that Mary pondered accounts of Jesus in her heart. When the Shepherds came to the stable to find Jesus and proclaimed to everyone all that was told to them concerning Jesus (Luke 2:18-19) She marveled at the things which were spoken by Simeon, whom […]