I read this article written by Karen Swallow Prior. “Write about being a woman,” she said. So I will. It means something, this being a woman. It is something bodily, yet beyond biology. There is something of earth in it, and something heavenly, too. It is something that can be understood, yet is not easily …

As a Christ following parent, I am always praying that God will help me recognize opportunities and provide me with resources to help disciple my children towards a firm faith in Jesus.  The Church Calendar is a great resource through history that helps us slow down and focus on those things that help us grow …

If we take a look at what the Bible describes as a perfect disciple of Jesus, it would paint a picture of someone like this…  A perfect follower of Jesus would never be afraid.  He would live in a state of continual joy and contentment that would be unaffected by the chaos and turmoil that …

As believers, how often do we stop to ponder the depth of Christ’s atoning work on the cross?  Do we pause to consider our own rebellion before God, whether past or present and conclude that it was precisely that rebellion that sent Christ to the Cross?  If we have spent any time in church or …

I was talking to a friend the other day who said she had been disheartened lately.  She grabbed an old Bible off the shelf…you know one of those well-loved, well-worn ones that open up by themselves and pages fall out? She started reading in Ecclesiastes.  Have you ever read that particular book in the Bible?  …

What do you think of when you hear “parenting in the pew”?  Maybe you haven’t spent much time thinking about how this can be a great investment in your child’s spiritual growth.  As parents, we have an amazing opportunity to teach our children the ways of God through worshiping together in church.  Our children get …

Recently, I went on a hunting trip to the north Maine wilderness in search for black bear.  This was a gift to me for my 50th (hard to believe) birthday.  It is amazing how quickly that has come around, and it leaves me wondering how many more I will get to experience before God calls …

Matthew 5:13 (ESV) – 1“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.” When I read this verse, I think of influence.  These familiar words come from …

Matthew 5:13-16 says, “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be …