Christian Living, Marriage, Travel

Is Wanderlust Your Hidden Idol?

Are scenic photos taking over your Pinterest feed? Do you long to escape to foreign lands? When Rachel of the Bible left her home with Jacob, she stole and hid idols of foreign gods. Wanderlust could be your secret god. It was for me. Here's my story.

Christian Living, Marriage

The Secret to Everlasting Love

Marriage vows are easier said than done, and in the dark days, those vows must hold us steadfast no matter the degree of pain. The power behind those vows is God Himself.

Christian Living, Marriage

Yes to Salvation, but No to Submission?

To many, the Gospel makes sense. It seems true. It is accepted as a salvation orchestrated by God. The crucial second step, then, is if a person is willing to submit to God and His Word. If we finally grasp who Jesus is, there is no greater danger than to turn away from Him—the greatest sacrifice, the most loving Redeemer. What good comes from understanding the Truth, and then rejecting or forgetting His power and direction?

Christian Living, Motherhood

A Prayer for My Daughter

Job rose up early. As the sky drifted from blackness to soft indigo to warm yellow light, he diligently constructed altars for each of his children, bringing sacrifices of worship on their behalf. The crisp fresh day his backdrop, Job asked Yahweh to watch his sons and daughters, to purify them, to make them right… Continue reading A Prayer for My Daughter

Christian Living

How to Handle Victory (and Defeat)

Abram was on the top of the world. He and his men had swiftly and impressively defeated a band of kings. Lot, Abram's nephew, was now safe and sound, rescued from a dismal fate. An Old Testament reflection of Christ, the Priest-King known as Melchizedek, even bestows on Abram an incredible blessing. What he did next showed incredible faith.