WHAT ARE HYMNS AND WHY DO WE NEED THEM?

In times of chaos and uncertainty, there always seems to be a return to hymns, so it is not surprising that so many artists, both gospel and secular, have recently released recording projects of hymns. A hymn is… Read More

A Sure Foundation

In that day he will be your sure foundation, providing a rich store of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge. The fear of the Lord will be your treasure.” Isaiah 33:6 When you’re building a house, the most important time… Read More

What Gift Can You Give Yourself For Christmas?

“Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28, NIV). Gift-giving is not my strong suit. I stand in the aisles of stores slack-jawed with my eyes glazed… Read More

How to Invite Jesus to His Birthday Celebration

But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart (Luke 2:19 NIV). Friend to FriendEvery year, I search for Christmas poems, stories, and traditions that stir my soul and keep my focus on Jesus. Perhaps none has… Read More

Do You Have Room for Jesus?

“And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” —Luke 2:7 It’s easy for us to vilify the… Read More

It’s Time to Forgive

“Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”—Ephesians 4:32As Christmas approaches, you’ll probably be gathering with family. Maybe you’ll be traveling, or maybe your family will be coming… Read More

THE INVITATION

You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, Lord, do I seek” (Psalm 27:8, ESV) After I started having my children we would drive a few hours to go to my parents’ house…. Read More

HURT,HOPE AND MAKING IT THROUGH LIFE’S HARD TIMES

Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! Psalm 42:5 NLT I was asked about my miscarriage’s. It felt a bit like being asked about an old scar, one… Read More

WHEN GRIEF RUNS DEEP

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 I read the text in horror and disbelief. How could he be gone? He was the picture of potential. So… Read More

ARE YOU TOO BUSY TO SERVE?

But the Samaritan, as he traveled came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him (Luke 10:33) When my friend Marji moved away it was hard. I have missed her terribly and… Read More