Christian & Faithful Pass Through Vanity Fair: wood engraving for a 19th century edition of ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’, first published in London in 1678. “Yet I hold this one thing against you: you have forsaken the love you had at first.” – Revelation 2:4 Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, […]Read more "Recovering the Lost Art of Faithfulness"
Did Valentines Day sneak up on you this year? Here are three easy tips for emerging from this holiday unscathed and with your love life fully intact: 1. Numerous Thoughts Outweigh Big Gifts Are you on a budget and unable to buy expensive jewelry or perfume? Don’t sweat it – remember that showing […]Read more "Outsmarting Valentines Day"
A piece of flash fiction using only 4-23 words? It sounds crazy, but this is exactly what our judge over at Christian Flash Weekly has challenged us to do, using the Scripture below as inspiration. I love the way the Bible uses the image of the bride to represent the way God views the church, […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “The Greatest Gift”"
“My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.” William Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet We all grow up hearing the tale of Romeo and Juliet, and laughing at caricatures of Bugs Bunny calling for his “Romeo” […]Read more "R: “Romeo and Juliet” – An Honest Glimpse of True Love"
“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!” Psalm 118:24Read more "Wordless Wednesday – On Top of the World"
“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all […]Read more "Wordless Wednesday – True Love"
“An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.” Proverbs 24:26Read more "Wordless Wednesday – My Stunning Valentine"
I was marrying the wrong man. Part of me had always known. Michael was handsome and successful… almost too perfect. He was also completely self-absorbed and – well – completely wrong. But I knew the moment I opened the gift from Jake, my harebrained friend since preschool. It wasn’t just a new Christmas […]Read more "Flash Friday – “Captive Set Free”"
As families grow larger, buying Christmas gifts for everyone can become increasingly complicated – not to mention expensive! In our home, we’ve found a way to simplify Christmas and keep the story of Christ at the center of it all – including the gifts! When Janelle and I first got married, a middle-aged woman […]Read more "Simplifying Christmas: Giving as the Wise Men Did"
We rang in the Fall Season by visiting a Pumpkin Patch which contained over 70,000 pumpkins! There’s just so much to love about Fall, and excitement was in the air! “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 What Do You Love Most […]Read more "Wordless Wednesday – With My Pumpkin at the Pumpkin Patch!"