Don’t Waste the Journey

My husband serves God and country as a chaplain in the United States Army. He’s been in this ministry for almost five years – eighteen months in the reserves and about three years on active duty – and unless God shows us otherwise, we believe this will be His ministry for us in the foreseeable…

What Can You Handle?

Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews: And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures, Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the…

Update During Quarantine

Good grief! All this coronavirus stuff makes me crazy! The laundry has doubled, the cooking has doubled, the cleaning has doubled. I had beautiful aspirations of finally becoming the organized woman I have always wanted to be during this thing. It has not happened. God truly has a sense of humor: I am not a…

Trust

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 The whole world has gone crazy. The media has one story. We are all stuck in one location. We are all on-line all the time. We…

Faith in God

During our recent stay in southern Florida, we were in the middle of orange grove country. I naively thought that we could buy oranges and make our own fresh orange juice. I took a juicer and just salivated thinking of the delicious drink we were going to enjoy. The first day there, we went to…

A Student’s Perspective

Hearing the news about how our school was taking action against COVID-19 was devastating for many. Graduating seniors had to say early goodbyes to many friends they may never see again. Professors had to rush to make their classes available online. Resident students had to scurry to pack everything and figure out how to get…

Simply Faithful

Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of…

Some Encouragement During this Difficult Time

My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus Christ, my righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, But wholly lean on Jesus’ name. On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; All other ground is sinking sand, All other ground is sinking sand. When darkness veils His lovely face, I rest on His unchanging…

Don’t Draw Back

A life of faith is true dependence on the Lord that results in obedience. In the early years of our ministry, a lady commented to me what a privilege it was for us to live by faith since most children don’t have to depend on the Lord for what they will eat the next day.At…

Are We There Yet?

Have you ever planned a family vacation? After days of preparation, the suitcases are packed, the house is locked up, and snacks, luggage, pets, and children are dutifully loaded into the car. You’re breathing a huge sigh of relief as you finally pull out of the driveway when a small voice drifts from the back…