Intersecting with the Eternal

Intersecting with the Eternal

Did you use your microwave to warm your food today? We live in a microwave age where even waiting a few seconds for a YouTube video to buffer can seem like eons. Do you remember when postal mail was the only option? When I was about ten years old, I had a pen-pal in Seoul, Korea. Because of the geographic distance, our correspondence required several days of waiting patiently between letters....

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Hopes and Dreams

Hopes and Dreams

All our hope and dreams were placed in Mary’s womb. The salvation of the world lay nestled within her young frame. This young couple was chosen to serve as parents to the Almighty. It’s a curious thing–God coming to earth in the vulnerable form of an infant. His royal inauguration wasn’t filled with coronation balls or elegant dinners. No trumpets sounded alerting the masses to the...

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Assignments and Worship

Assignments and Worship

How do you approach the tough assignments? I like a challenge, but at the same time, I’m not real fond of pain, I’m not a fan of housework, and fear of the unknown can sometimes paralyze me. But we see Mary face her unknown future with a heart to obey and worship. Mary had one intimidating assignment and she met it with worship. When my children were young I encouraged them to do their chores...

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Just Say “Yes!”

Just Say “Yes!”

What ingredients go into the making of a great woman of God? We are celebrating Advent here on the blog by exploring the lives of a few women who had an integral role in God’s redemption plan, and this week we’re taking a few days to consider Mary. Although some view her as “sinless” or venerate her with the same status as Christ, she was simply an ordinary woman who chose to obey God....

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Are You Willing to be His Slave?

Are You Willing to be His Slave?

Have you ever been falsely accused? Slandered? Or perhaps you’ve been exposed to public humiliation. We’ve all experienced the embarrassment that comes from being misunderstood. Most of us can relate to the pain of verbal insult. But has your life ever been threatened because of obedience to God? Imagine what it would be like if you were totally innocent of the serious accusation, but...

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