As is our culture, we become infatuated with improving ourselves spiritually and physically with the start of each new year. We determine to eat healthier, be kinder, and smile more in bettering our ourselves in the eyes of those around us. While it is never a bad idea to seek to become better, the Bible... Continue Reading →
A year ago today, I didn't understand that in order to shine brightly for God, you have to be surrounded by darkness.
When singing the Christmas hymn, "Silent Night", I have always pictured peace. A night where the stars twinkled brightly, and the cool air was calm. Yet, reality more than likely tells a different story! The barn was probably smelly and the animals dirty. Did Joseph have to clean out a stall before he made a... Continue Reading →
Ever have one of those days where everything seems to be going wrong? Just when you think you are catching up, something else happens to throw you back again? When facing a day that seems to be unraveling at the seams, you have a choice. You can choose to be frustrated about your day and... Continue Reading →
We have been listening to Christmas music since late October. While I haven't tired of the music itself, I have noticed the excitement that first accompanied those joyful melodies, has begun to wane. A spirit of reflection has replaced the excitement, bringing many happy memories to mind. These memories however, eventually lead me back to... Continue Reading →
We've all done it. We've all lost our tempers in a fit of anger, or slipped into panic mode during stressful situations. From hitting the snooze button for an extra hour of sleep, to having that extra scoop (or three!) of ice cream, we all have allowed ourselves to indulge in guilty pleasures from time... Continue Reading →
"He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit." - Proverbs 17:27 When someone has wronged us either in word or deed, it doesn't take but a few milliseconds to come up with a response. Often, those quick and thoughtless responses can be more damaging than the offending deed! ... Continue Reading →
One day, I had found myself standing in the adult diaper section of the grocery store. I was angrily swiping away tears, trying to decide what size my husband would need. Once I got home, I had allowed myself to become filled with rage. How could radiation do this to my husband!?
Christian, are you one of the multitudes of believers desiring peace in your life today? Peace from the everyday loudness of the world around us? Peace from thoughts and worries that often plague our minds? Try being thankful! Thankfulness is key to peacefulness. Once we learn the art of being thankful, we open the flood... Continue Reading →