Rejoice in Him

Claire, Elisabeth, Ginger, and Rick share thoughts from the heart to the heart

Are you walking in the light?

Have you ever been in a forest at night with no source of light? Years ago I was hiking from a mountain top to our base camp and my flashlight stopped working. There was no moon and the darkness was… Continue Reading →

Look Beyond

I am pleased to welcome Elisabeth Hanrion as a writer to our blog (you can read more about Elisabeth on our About Us page). Elisabeth reminds us that the most important things in life aren’t things, as she helps us… Continue Reading →

God sees your efforts

I am pleased to welcome Ginger Blomberg as a writer to our blog (you can read more about Ginger on our About Us page). This is a encouraging post reminding us that our efforts are seen by God. My friend Elisabeth… Continue Reading →

Weekly Inspirational Quote

You can choose courage, or you can choose comfort, but you cannot choose both. Brene Brown There’s a reason why we like to stay in our comfort zone, it’s easy to stay there. If you’re going to make a difference… Continue Reading →

Do you know the Shepherd’s care?

As we go through life, there are plenty of challenges that can disrupt our peace of mind. At times peace can seem elusive as we consider areas of want and need in our lives. David in the Old Testament faced… Continue Reading →

Open to the Spirit

Open to the Spirit by Scot McKnight chronicles his journey from the anti-charismatic movement to the importance of the Holy Spirit in living the Christian life. He presents the theological and personal struggles he encountered as he became open to the… Continue Reading →

Counterclockwise

Over the holidays I read Counterclockwise by Ellen Langer. Her study reveals how our beliefs and expectations have a profound impact on our emotional and physical health. As we grow older, our physical limitations are often determined by the way we think… Continue Reading →

Weekly Inspirational Quote

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. Anais Nin (and others) Our preconceptions dramatically alter the way we perceive the world. This is why it’s essential to guard your heart. A heart that is filled with… Continue Reading →

The key to long-lasting change

We often start the new year with a sense of eager expectation of making a fresh start. We may have a number of resolutions concerning areas of self-improvement, but how effective are we at following through? Do you find it… Continue Reading →

2017 Top Ten

Here are the top ten blog posts of 2017 as determined by you, our faithful readers! Thanks for your support! 1. How to pray through Psalm 23 2. Why most marriage therapy fails 3. Today’s sermon in 10 tweets (April… Continue Reading →

A strategy for overcoming sinful habits

It’s frustrating how entrenched sinful habits can become in our lives. God has provided many wonderful pleasures for us, but the effects of the fall have adulterated what God meant for good. For example, the enjoyment of good food has… Continue Reading →

Weekly Inspirational Quote

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill Where is your focus? Are you striving to make a living or are you creating a beautiful life? That which you treasure… Continue Reading →

Have you received God’s gift?

What are some of the favorite gifts that you’ve received? As you grow older, you realize that the best gifts are not things but TLC – time, love, and concern from others. God demonstrated that type of love toward us… Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas!

May the joy of Christmas fill your heart afresh! Grace Noll Crowell reminds us, “Whatever else be lost among the years, Let us keep Christmas still a shining thing: Whatever doubts assail us, or what fears, Let us hold close… Continue Reading →

Weekly Inspirational Quote

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. Antoine de Saint-Exupery When you have… Continue Reading →

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