Yearly Archives: 2017

God Delights in Giving His Children Joy and Mercy

As Christmas approaches, so do many special events and traditions that bring us joy and delight. I think God smiles when He sees His “children at play” on earth, just like a dad’s fondness over watching his child be delighted by life. My own dad is the perfect picture of this, especially when he drives…

The Best Gift Giver Ever!

Hey Brother, I love Christmas. I love celebrating the birth of Jesus. I love the time spent with family. I even love the hustle and bustle of buying gifts. Now, buying a gift for a toddler is an interesting predicament. You have the urge to get them all the toys you remember loving as a…

You Have Purpose in the Body of Believers

My college experience was phenomenal. I went to Moody Bible Institute in Chicago right out of high school. I sat under incredible professors, made forever friends affectionately referred to as “the family,” and transformed from a country girl to an “El” train-surfing, independent woman with a Chicago accent. After I graduated, I missed the city…

God Likes Telling Stories to Reveal His Truth

Hey Brother, Did you know that God is a storyteller? It’s true. Unlike writers who create characters on the page or stage directors who use actors, God uses history and people’s lives to tell stories and reveal truth about Himself. Some are obvious stories that most of us have heard in Sunday school – Noah’s…

Sleeping Sinners Called to Awake

    By Joseph Lathrop (From: Sermons on various subjects… Volume 3)   Ephesians 5. 13, 14, But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. The…

The One Thing No One Prepares You for in Marriage!

Hey Brother, When I was single, people gave me a lot of advice (some unwanted) to prepare me for marriage. Now that I’m married, people still give me a lot of advice (mostly wanted) to help my marriage. The advice has ranged in topic from finances to romance to children. However, no one has ever…

How to Give Good Gifts This Christmas

It’s Cyber Monday. For those of you less technologically inclined, Cyber Monday is basically the Internet version of Black Friday. Personally, I’ve never participated in Black Friday shopping. I don’t like crowds, and to tell the truth, the discounts just aren’t worth it to me to join the swarms of angry shoppers for fear I’ll…