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What Building an Iron-Sharpens-Iron Community Looks Like

Though she may have never thought about it this way, my mom’s way of building community was through cooking and entertaining. She loved doing both and had the gift of hospitality to do it well. In her later years she would host an annual “Girls Night In” for her...

Your Identity Is Worth Finding

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? (Matthew 16:26 KJV)   I love to travel. As I write this post, I am currently in Australia and heading to New Zealand to visit...

To Everything There is a Season

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: (Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJV)As I sit in my mother’s backyard, I ponder where to begin this book. It’s a peaceful and unseasonably warm and windy December day. A neighbor’s dog barks in the...

Identity and Infertility

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (Psalm 139:13-14 NIV)   In my home, we are deep in the throes of puberty. With four...

God Equips Us to Understand Our Identity

“Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.” (1 Peter 2:10 NLT) Let’s not get overzealous with the message to our youth that they can be anyone they want to be. The police call that...

My Identity in Christ – A New Normal

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5, NIV). When I look in the mirror, I struggle to love the reflection. I notice extra fluff and I’m tempted to blame Covid....
Your Identity Is Worth Finding

Your Identity Is Worth Finding

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? (Matthew 16:26 KJV)   I love to travel. As I write this post, I am currently in Australia and heading to New Zealand to visit...

To Everything There is a Season

To Everything There is a Season

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: (Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJV)As I sit in my mother’s backyard, I ponder where to begin this book. It’s a peaceful and unseasonably warm and windy December day. A neighbor’s dog barks in the...

Identity and Infertility

Identity and Infertility

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (Psalm 139:13-14 NIV)   In my home, we are deep in the throes of puberty. With four...

God Equips Us to Understand Our Identity

God Equips Us to Understand Our Identity

“Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.” (1 Peter 2:10 NLT) Let’s not get overzealous with the message to our youth that they can be anyone they want to be. The police call that...

My Identity in Christ – A New Normal

My Identity in Christ – A New Normal

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5, NIV). When I look in the mirror, I struggle to love the reflection. I notice extra fluff and I’m tempted to blame Covid....