sin, grace, and salvation, special days, special lessons

Fireworks and faith – Finding beauty in the differences and letting our light shine.

The fourth of July holiday has passed leaving behind charred driveways and fridges full of leftovers. The red, white, and blue will soon fade as we scramble to squeeze in all we hope to accomplish this summer. Though the bright lights and loud booms of fireworks have ended, my heart is still focused on those… Continue reading Fireworks and faith – Finding beauty in the differences and letting our light shine.

sin, grace, and salvation, the struggle is real, so is God

Demolishing arguments of negative self-talk and taking sinful thoughts captive

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.  2 Corinthians 10:5 I don’t know about you all, but my thoughts, they need to be taken captive sometimes. My struggle is in my head. I have trained… Continue reading Demolishing arguments of negative self-talk and taking sinful thoughts captive

sin, grace, and salvation, special days, special lessons

Bringing our messy hands to the cross – an Easter message

Yes, that is food on her forehead. On this particular evening, I decided to get a head start on the nightly to-do list, so I got all the baths done while supper was in the oven. Woohoo! Way to go me, being productive and efficient.   And then we ate.   This little girl knows… Continue reading Bringing our messy hands to the cross – an Easter message

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Smoked Cheese and the Holy Spirit – transforming our hearts and lives

Ever since we’ve discovered that cheese can be put into our smoker, we have been hooked on the stuff. As much as I absolutely loved the unseasonably warm fall, I found myself anxious for the temperature to drop so that we could make a batch of the smoky goodness. It finally got cool enough, and… Continue reading Smoked Cheese and the Holy Spirit – transforming our hearts and lives

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Harvest Time – the urgency of sharing Christ

The combines are rolling and the dust is flying -- harvest is in full swing. A trip down Highway 36 proves that there’s no time like the present to get in the fields. We played a game as we travelled last weekend with each person in the van guessing how many combines we’d see on… Continue reading Harvest Time – the urgency of sharing Christ