A Little Grace: Van’s Birth Story

A Little Grace: Van’s Birth Story

Every pregnancy the Lord permits a particular challenge to enter my life. This one was no different. With Addie, we moved to a new state at 37 weeks along. With Eva, Josh lost his job when I was 7 months pregnant. And with Van, Josh resigned his job, unwillingly and...
How the Bible Was Canonized: The Writings

How the Bible Was Canonized: The Writings

The Writings are the third portion of the Hebrew Bible, made up of books like Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. Timothy Paul Jones describes them this way: “The Writings weave wisdom and poetry with scrolls that were read during Israel’s festivals and texts...
To the Girl Who Doesn’t Love God

To the Girl Who Doesn’t Love God

I knew love as a choice. Even when falling in love with my husband, it was the product of a planned, discerned choice for a man who shared my values and life goals. Love was not an impulse, sometimes not even an emotion. It was an action. It was resolve. I’ve...

Five Books to Deepen Your Faith this Summer

Each summer I like to read through a stack of books – mostly nonfiction, my preference – in order to give you some recommendations for your own beach days and poolside reading. It’s been a cold spring here in NoMi so we’ve spent NO time at the...

Five Reasons to Believe You Are Eternally Secure

This post was written by Brant Cole. I recently read a story about a young boy living with a family that had adopted him. And the story began with the boy convulsing with sobs, choking out his words. “Don’t make me leave!” It was one of the saddest stories I’ve ever...