Tea & Truth

Christ Alone

August 21, 2017 Have you ever gotten lost? I have to admit (and don’t get mad!), I’m rather unfamiliar with the concept of getting lost in its most literal sense. Apparently God gave me an “inner GPS” that has come in handy throughout most of my life. I remember when I was about eight years…

“True Identity”

August 14, 2017 I was going blind. I just knew it. I could practically feel my retinas detaching. A writer, reader, pianist (who cannot play by ear; sheet music is required for this Chopin-wannabe), photographer, wakeboarder, world traveler, and newlywed, and I was going blind. It was an afternoon like any other. I was at…

“Celebrate!”

August 7, 2017 Oh, the joys of attending summer camp as a kid! The nonstop games and activities, food and friends, music, laughter, silliness – making enough memories to last a lifetime. I recently got to relive my childhood as a counselor at a beautiful Christian camp in the Santa Cruz mountains. Seven sunny days,…

A Comfortable Atmosphere

July 31, 2017 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he [Jesus] entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and…

A Comfy Corner

July 24, 2017 Welcome to Tea & Truth: a comfy corner for women to gather! It is my hope and prayer that this, Family Radio’s new blog for women, will be a safe and inviting place for women of all ages to connect as we learn and grow together in our walks with Christ. Titus…

Life Together

July 17, 2017 No two people on this earth agree about every single thing in life. We all bring our different ways of doing things, opinions and preferences, experiences, and understandings of the world to the table. And in doing so, some of us manage to coexist better than others who go full-on Hatfields and…

A Break from the Heat

July 10, 2017 The paper boy dutifully performed his task in Chicago’s cold, December air. But as he tossed the next paper onto the awaiting porch, his wheels hit black ice. The momentum from the throw made the bicycle’s wheels slip right out from under him, and he crashed to the ground. Hard. I laughed….

Proclaim Liberty

July 3rd, 2017 Some people are loud. It’s a fact. God has blessed them with good lungs and the ability to project. My coworker is one of these people (you know who you are). I, however, typically fall on the opposite end of the spectrum. I frequently speak too quietly to be heard, and have…

Peculiar Treasure

June 26, 2017 As I read the Old Testament, I’m amazed by how many times the Israelites fell away from God. He rescued them from the Egyptians, but they worshiped other gods. He chose them as His “peculiar treasure” (Exodus 19:5), and they created idols. He delivered the Canaanites into their hands, but they chose…

Dad Knows Best

June 15, 2017 Fathers often take on a near legendary persona in the minds of their young children. After all, no kid ever yelled on the playground, “My mom can beat up your mom!” No, the misguided status of warrior hero is a mantle most fathers must unintentionally bear, and it’s not hard to see…