You Are as Safe From Sin as You Are Close to Christ

You Are as Safe From Sin as You Are Close to Christ

Years ago it was Pastor Bob Coy of Fort Lauderdale’s Calvary Chapel; more recently Willow Creek, John Crist. Each time what I feel is not surprise, not shock, but a deep disappointment – not because I expected the failure – but because I’ve seen this same event every few months for years. More than anything, I’m saddened.

And I’m also scared.

Why I Didn’t Marry My “Type”

Why I Didn’t Marry My “Type”

God doesn’t want his men confined. He wants them strong, free, and bold, ready to stand up for Him and lead their families in their faith and freedom. So that’s what he gave me: An un-boxed man.

Dear Husband, I Don’t Know You Yet

Dear Husband, I Don’t Know You Yet

A lilac bush scraped the glass every time the wind danced through its branches, and with each scrape I paused over the list before me. I was leaned against my hope chest in the sunlight, my bible at my elbow, chewing on the end of my pen as I thought carefully over each bullet point. I tried to keep my cursive even so it looked pretty. After all, I planned to have this list a long time: I was only sixteen.

Eight years later I found the List. It was folded neatly in the back of my high school bible…

How Does a Busy Couple Make Time For God?

How Does a Busy Couple Make Time For God?

Early in our marriage Josh traveled often for work and it was tempting to use the time we had together selfishly, at the expense of our mutual walk with the Lord. So in our dating and engaged season, and now our married life of six years, we have implemented some methods to keep us in the Word in the midst of busy times.

What I’d Tell My Daughter On Her Wedding Day

What I’d Tell My Daughter On Her Wedding Day

She’ll be standing there, a flower on her chest, watching me put on my makeup. My bridesmaids will hover and the photographer will click and they will all be helping me, including her. But they only know me now; she knew me before them all. After all, I was her baby once. Now I’m going to be his.

Why My Boyfriend Called My Dad

Why My Boyfriend Called My Dad

When I was single, I asked the guys I dated to call my dad once they wanted to make it "official". Looking back on those years, I asked myself - did this standard really serve me well? The answer is an unwavering "Yes". I would not do it any other way. While this...

How to Grasp God’s Vision for Your Life

How to Grasp God’s Vision for Your Life

What is a vision in terms of life as a woman? The Dictionary defines it as the “the act or power of anticipating that which will or may come to be”. Synonyms are perception and discernment. But being a visionary does not mean becoming a professional worrywart. To understand what it means to have vision and thus, how to keep it, we must see how it directly impacts our lives.

Go With Him Two: Jesus’ Call to Selfless Service

Go With Him Two: Jesus’ Call to Selfless Service

I flipped open my notebook and read over scribbled notes dated April 24th. Matthew 5:38-42 38 “The law of Moses says, ‘If a man gouges out another’s eye, he must pay with his own eye. If a tooth gets knocked out, knock out the tooth of the one who did it.’ 39 But I...

Eight Ways to Love Your Sister

Eight Ways to Love Your Sister

The dim lighting of past years had shielded me from the truth, but there it was in blue and purple: the mark of womanhood. Spider veins. I completed the natural first step:  I screamed. Then the natural second step: I texted my sister: "OMW I HAVE SPIDER VEINS ON MY...