You Were Never Meant to Be Enough

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, alwaysContinue reading “You Were Never Meant to Be Enough”

Repeating Patterns

As a kindergarten teacher for many years, one of the activities I did with my children was creating and continuing patterns. With teddy bears: red-green-blue, red-green-blue, red-green-??? With pattern blocks: circle-square-hexagon, circle-square-hexagon, circle-square-??? You get the idea. But at this stage as a mom, it’s the patterns in my own life I am thinking ofContinue reading “Repeating Patterns”

Joseph Forgave His Siblings. Can You?

Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come close to me.” When they had done so, he said, “I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt!” (Gen. 45:4) “Come close to me” is a simple statement. But it also signals an act of restoration. Joseph, the victim, made a seemingly ordinary remark toContinue reading “Joseph Forgave His Siblings. Can You?”

You’ll Never Guess Who’s Been Going to Church

Young people are more likely to have been to church than any other age group in the UK, a poll has found. According to the Savanta ComRes survey for Operation Mobilisation (OM), over half of the population (54%) said they had never been to church in the last 12 months. This rose to 56% amongContinue reading “You’ll Never Guess Who’s Been Going to Church”

No Prayer, Not Even Silent

Adam Smith-Connor prayed silently on a public street in Bournemouth, England, earlier this month, his back to an abortion clinic. When community safety officers asked what he was doing, he told them he was “praying for [his] son, who is deceased.” The officers expressed condolences but then said Smith-Connor, a 49-year-old physical therapist and BritishContinue reading “No Prayer, Not Even Silent”

When Our Children Suffer

Katie Faris knows what it’s like to have the wind knocked out of her by a doctor’s phone call—to be shocked, to grieve, and to run to the Lord with a host of questions. In 2013, three of her children were diagnosed with a genetic condition called Alpha-1 that can seriously affect the liver inContinue reading “When Our Children Suffer”

The Art of Adoption

The call to care for vulnerable children and families through adoption is one the church has been aware of since its beginning. Scripture talks about caring for the orphan, widow, and “least of these” throughout both the Old and New Testaments. But how should the church view adoption? How should we teach about it? It’sContinue reading “The Art of Adoption”

My Mom Prayed for Dad : 5 Prayers Wives Can Pray

Praying powerful, Scriptural prayers for our husbands isn’t something we do every once in a blue moon or even whenever we feel like it. Instead, something that we MUST do and should be doing every day! Our husbands are constantly under spiritual attack, whether at work, at home, or even while serving in the church.Continue reading “My Mom Prayed for Dad : 5 Prayers Wives Can Pray”