Tea & Truth

Blind Belief

February 13, 2017 Recently at a junior high student ministry where I volunteer, we played a game in which we divided into teams of three. Each team was given an objective: to reach a certain location in the room. One person was blindfolded while the other two stood on either side giving directions for how…

The Red Flag

February 6, 2017 Oops! I did it again. I made another mistake. I wasn’t even thinking when I did it. And now it’s out there for people to see. I hope no one takes offense to it. It was thoughtless – I realize that now – but I didn’t mean for it to be! How…

A Beautiful Masterpiece

January 30, 2017 We’ve all been there. That painful moment when you realize – publically – that you’re wrong. Your cheeks flush. Your pride gets wounded. You have to decide whether to admit or ignore your blunder (and pray no one calls you on it). Thankfully, God can transform humiliating experiences into humbling ones. Humiliation…

The Great Balancing Act

January 23, 2017 Life is a balancing act. So many things constantly demand our time. Work. Eat. Sleep. Exercise. Devotions. Family. Friends. Commitments. Hobbies. By the time we fit everything into our schedule, we’re in the red either in sleep or sanity. And God cares about everything we do – which should be done all…

Brotherly Love

January 16, 2017 Two little boys were the best of friends. They played and laughed together for three years. It didn’t make any difference to them that one had darker skin than the other. All that mattered was that they enjoyed each other’s friendship. But – they lived in Atlanta in 1935. Soon their friendship…

Waorani - Auca

Operation Auca

January 9, 2017 “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” Jim Elliot January 8, 2017, marked the sixty-first anniversary of “Operation Auca,” an expedition by five American missionaries into the jungles of Ecuador. Nate Saint’s yellow Piper plane carried him and his four companions to “Palm…

Compassion

January 2, 2017 Her heart sank. She felt as though she was going to be sick. First her husband, and now her only son. They were both gone. She had no one to take care of, or to care for her in return. She trembled, feeling as though she would collapse from the weight of…

Carpe Diem

December 26, 2016 New Year’s Resolutions. Exercise. Lose weight. Eat healthier. Spend more time with family. Spend less. Save more. Enjoy life to the fullest. Almost half of Americans make them, but according to history.com, only 8% actually achieve their goals throughout the year. Smart phones even have apps to help you keep track of…

Christmas Wish List

December 19, 2016 Only five more shopping days before zero hour! My mom asked me for a Christmas wish list weeks ago. She’s always one step ahead. So I sat down and made a list for her. And since this is my first Christmas as a married lady, my husband made one for my mom…

Christmas Candle

Hope In Christ

December 12, 2016 The Christmas holidays bring holly jolly, joy to the world…except, not everyone in the world joins in the merriment. For some, Christmas can be a sad reminder of days gone by, lost loved ones, loneliness, and unwelcome memories. If you find yourself in that category, this blog was written for you. Whoever…