Anxiety WITH Thanks

Anxiety WITH Thanks

The Christmas season is a time of joy, celebrating the birth of our Lord. However, this season is also a time of significant anxiety for many. There is the pressure for, and anxiety over, having the “perfect Christmas” – perfect decorations, perfect presents, perfect...
“Our Father …”

“Our Father …”

Love, mercy, forgiveness and peace can be hard to find in today’s culture. Jesus prioritized all these attributes in His Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). The first verses of the Sermon on the Mount are known as the Beatitudes. The very first beatitude spoken...
Confession? Yes!

Confession? Yes!

There are those blogs you feel called to write, but that hold so much emotion for you, you don’t know how to get the words out. I have been trying for days to write this blog. The latest of the exposés elaborating on the volume of sexual abuse against minors within...
Strong versus Weak?

Strong versus Weak?

As parents, we sometimes question how much weakness to show our children, if any at all. We think they need to see us strong, so they can feel secure in our strength. Speaking personally, in my earlier child raising years, I tried to show strength to the best of my...
Beware of TSA and Our Children’s Rights

Beware of TSA and Our Children’s Rights

Recently, I read an article that really got my attention. John Stonestreet, who writes for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, relayed a personal story that happened to his daughter when they were flying home from a conference. Mr. Stonestreet told the...
Peace?

Peace?

Since the fall of man, peace has been a needed commodity. However, it often is difficult to “lasso.” In our current crazy world full of despairing news and non-stop pressures, it now may seem more elusive than ever. An anonymous quote says this about...