Lesson Learned (Again)

Lesson Learned (Again)

Have you ever been in a situation where God taught you a valuable lesson in an unconventional way? I find myself in these situations often, and it always makes me praise the Lord that I serve a God who is greater than the box I often try to fit Him in. God is able to...
A Spirit of Gentleness

A Spirit of Gentleness

I have been in the habit lately of speaking harshly to my children. I have convinced myself that it is the only thing that works. If I respond calmly and quietly, my kids often times seem to ignore me. But if I yell, with hands on my hips and nose in their faces, I...
How Much Sweeter the Taste

How Much Sweeter the Taste

As I moved closer to the dusty, swinging doors, my mind was unwaveringly set on one thing: food. At the time, I was working at a Christian summer camp, getting up early, going to bed late, and doing a couple hundred tasks in between. The work was difficult, and I...
Mercy Through Our “Gates” of FBP

Mercy Through Our “Gates” of FBP

Merciful Gates A few years back, my husband and I had the privilege to tour the country of Israel. The name of our tour was “Up to Jerusalem,” and if you’re anything like me, I didn’t realize Jerusalem is in fact UP from other areas across Israel. On our last full...
Pray For Your Children

Pray For Your Children

 A Moment of Reflection: As I walk through the hallways of a local high school, my heart breaks as I listen to the conversations that are taking place among young people. These discussions involve profanity, gender identity, inappropriate comments directed...