Blog

Eating Disorders: A Parent’s Perspective

Eating Disorders: A Parent’s Perspective

(Watch video here.) More than 30 years ago, my family began one of the hardest journeys, if not THE hardest journey, we’ve ever faced: my diagnosis of anorexia nervosa and the subsequent years-long road to recovery to find the hope, healing, and harmony I have shared about in my testimony.   Today I am so grateful to share my mom’s perspective. Any parent or loved one who feels alone,...

read more
God With Me

God With Me

"We give thanks because you are near." Psalm 75:1 NLT What glorious peace floods our souls when we remember that He is near. Whatever this day brings you can be certain of this: He is with you. And with Him is everything you need. His presence is: The source of my comfort.The reason for my confidence.The motive for my conviction.The cause of my contentment.The wellspring of my calm.The grounds...

read more
Enjoying God

Enjoying God

“Enjoy the Lord…” What a beautiful thought expressed by David in Psalm 37!  It is one, perhaps, that we may not have previously given much thought to but once experienced, becomes our highest aim. In fact, in response to the question, “What is the chief end of man?,” we read, “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.” (Westminster Shorter Catechism) A 1600’s preacher by...

read more
God-Admiring Thoughts

God-Admiring Thoughts

“God-admiring thoughts.”  Adoring where we cannot fathom. That is often the posture of heart and mind that we see expressed by the psalmist.  Might it be the posture of heart and mind in us as well!   “Admire—where you cannot fathom. ‘Can you by searching find out God?’ Here on earth, we see some beams of his glory, we see him in the looking-glass of the creation; we see him in his...

read more
A Needful Reminder

A Needful Reminder

“God’s strength behind you, His concern for you, His love within you, and His arms beneath you are more than sufficient for the job ahead of you.” William Arthur Ward What a great reminder for whatever He has called you to today, tomorrow, or in this season.  His grace is truly sufficient.  It doesn’t mean perfection. It doesn’t even mean an earthly perception of success. Why?  Because His...

read more
The Master Weaver

The Master Weaver

Spurgeon told the following story in order to illustrate the mysterious working of the Lord in the lives of His children: “I think it was Mrs. Hannah More who says that she went into a place where they were manufacturing a carpet.  She said, ‘There is no beauty there.’  The man said, ‘It is one of the most beautiful carpets you ever saw.’  She replied, ‘Why, here is a piece...

read more
Contributing to the Feast

Contributing to the Feast

“As each one has received a gift, employ it in serving one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God…so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever.  Amen.”  (1 Peter 4:10-11) The fact that “each one” has a gift reminds me of one of my family’s favorite days of the year: Christmas Eve.  In my husband’s family,...

read more
Thoughts of His Faithfulness

Thoughts of His Faithfulness

“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”  (Lamentations 3:22-23) It is one thing to see His faithfulness (and to praise Him and give thanks accordingly) after the “big” moments of our lives - the breakthroughs, the answered prayers, the miraculous provision, etc., but what about in the...

read more
“Little Things”

“Little Things”

“Little Things” He was only a lad from Jerusalem,Not specially bad - or good.But straight to the Master he went and said,“Here’s my little parcel of food.It isn’t much, but it’s all I have: My mother gave it to me:The loaves are few, the fishes but two:I gladly give them to Thee.”It was only a parcel of food for one,But that day it was multipliedGod has chosen the things that are...

read more
A Beautiful Thing

A Beautiful Thing

What the world may see as a waste ~ what we, too, may be tempted to see as a waste ~ He may see as beautiful.   Something that is a waste is simply something that lacks purpose, is leftover, or is no longer useful. How easy it can be to mislabel something as a “waste” whether a season, a situation, or even an act of service.  How quickly we can conclude that something is a waste of...

read more