I’ve fallen prey. I cannot lie. I’ve used hashtags in my posts on Instagram and Facebook. It’s amazing how our culture influences us and changes us. I don’t think I could have told you what a #hashtag was in 2009, when I came back home after twenty years abroad; yet now they seem to move … More No hashtag needed
Though my body leans toward obesity, my brain has been malnourished. This past weekend, I decided to do something about it — I went to an apologetics conference. People that know me know that I don’t do a lot of “just fun” things for myself. I go to work, church and write. That’s about the … More Brain Food
I should never be amazed, but I find myself so, by the goodness of God. He not only showers me with mercies that are new every morning, but he brings me reasons to rejoice, even when I feel pulled down by the troubles of the day. I won’t go into the troubles, but will share … More Good News
I can do all this through him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13) I am sure that most people who know of my work as a librarian would say that it’s a pretty good job; I mean, I get paid to sit around and read all day, right? If only I could say that I had … More Good Tired
Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong. Psalm 37:1 Are you a worrier? It’s easy to do these days when you look at the news. What used to be problems in faraway countries, are so much closer to home. Evil has moved in next door and seems here … More Wait, don’t fret, it’s not over yet
I taught the children’s Sunday School class last week, and though I accepted the task with fear and trepidation, I must say I had a great time. It’s been a while since I’ve taught children, but this group of six were amazing. We were talking about the first missionary journey of Paul and Barnabas, and … More The Importance of Touch
It’s been a good day. Even though I woke up with stomach problems and developed a headache during church, I could not help but thank the Lord for what he’s doing in our tiny congregation. Why? Because today I saw how the Vacation Bible School (VBS) that I’ve taken for granted all my life can … More Let the little children
When you think of persecuted Christians, does your mind go to countries across the ocean? It’s a natural reaction, and on most days, mine does as well. Today, however, persecution is in our backyard, not only because it was the topic of today’s sermon at my church, but a conversation I had afterwards with a … More What do we know of persecution?
If someone gave a report about you, what would they say? In his letter to the Galatians, Paul was talking about how the believers in Judea hadn’t yet seen him, but they were hearing about him. “He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” And they glorified God … More What would they say?
Being born in the United States of America comes with specific privileges, and one of them is the honor, which comes every year on a date known around the world as the Fourth of July, to celebrate the day our country became free and independent. While many countries have such a date in their history, … More Freedom Days