Proverbs 31:1-9 (ESV) If you could influence a king, how would you advise him? What if you saw him heading for trouble? In Proverbs 31:1, a wise mother saw potential troubles and taught her son how to avoid them. 1 The words of King Lemuel. An oracle that his mother taught him:2 What are you... Continue Reading →
Have you ever watched a small child putting together a puzzle? Sometimes the child will take a small piece, put it in a larger space, and declare that it fits. From your experience, you know that fitting requires more than just laying flat against a board. In truth, fitting means snapping exactly with the pieces... Continue Reading →
What’s in My Heart?
If only our hearts were like our wallets, where we could take them out and thumb through the contents. God sees our hearts that clearly. He knows our passions, our intentions, our motivations, and our secrets. He even sees inside the deep folds, where our unrealized feelings and needs lie. When they came, he looked... Continue Reading →
Cleaning a Heart: Money
If the one who dies with the most toys is the winner, then we should go through life greedily, amassing as much as we can for ourselves. This appears to be our base human nature. We naturally want what pleases our eyes and our senses, but living for pleasure brings misery to one’s soul. We... Continue Reading →
Cleaning a Heart 2: Forgiveness
Once we ask God to forgive our sin, he does, and our spiritual life begins. In shaping our new life, God wants to make us holy, like he is. If you were to rescue a child from sleeping in the mud, you would never want to see that child return to that old habit. You... Continue Reading →
What My Kids Have Taught Me
When my husband and I first looked at our baby, the euphoric feelings of joy and tenderness were followed by the realization that neither of us knew how to change a diaper. We had a lot to learn. Three children and twenty-four years later, we are still learning. The joys and stresses of parenthood have... Continue Reading →
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"We read to know we're not alone," writes William Nicholson for C.S. Lewis in the play Shadowlands. Life is hard. We are broken, and we yearn for wholeness. We search for meaning and for purpose. I have found incredible joy and peace in Jesus, and I am honored to share my journey with you. He... Continue Reading →