Serve Fruit at Your Holiday Gathering

But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.—Galatians 5:22-23

Our gatherings with friends and loved ones may look a little different this year—possibly smaller, possibly more sparse. Your guest list may be limited by COVID concerns. Your menu may be limited by availability or budget. But no (more…)

People of Worth

So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. – Genesis 1:27

It started when I saw a colleague’s post on social media in which he espoused a view I found ignorant. “What an idiot!” I found myself thinking. “That kind of thinking is what’s wrong with our country!”

Then (more…)

Our Costly Silence

Without revelation people run wild, but one who listens to instruction will be happy.  – Proverbs 29:18

Our church is engaging in weekly Scripture memory. Most of the verses are familiar to me, but I post them on our bathroom mirror each week regardless as a reminder of a biblical truth upon which all of us are supposed to reflect.

As I was (more…)

Dear Mr. President: I Chose to be a Stay-at-Home Mom

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. – Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Though I have very strong political views, I remain apolitical in (more…)

The Body Impolitic

As our Supreme Court issues politically charged decisions and both sides of the aisle gear up for midterm elections, Christians are vociferously – and some would argue obnoxiously – engaging in public debate as if conservatism is the solution to our nation’s growing woes.

But it isn’t.

Political ills do contribute to the growing fissure in our wounded nation, but our primary need (more…)