Faith

The Grace of Age

Dear (The Not-So-Young Anymore) You, Love gives —- the Creator cradling Himself in one dingy manger — so you too can always give, because His love always heals, and you can always forgive, as you're always carried. Yeah, who'd thought that you'd get this far?  Who'd imagine that you’d have the big X-0 candles on… Continue reading The Grace of Age

Faith

The Only Way to Really Live

The good man I am married to is someone who views his world through the lens of laughter, light-hearted jokes, and doses of good, practical wisdom. Suffering from the not-so-common bilateral bell's palsy just recently, the Husband penned his thoughts at the climax of his medical uncertainty. His now slow, yet steady recovery continues to… Continue reading The Only Way to Really Live

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The Source of True Fix When Life Fails Us

When you feel like the night is too dark, the pain runs too deep, and the prognosis is too petrifying — and you feel stuck.... you’re desperate for some rescue, but you can’t help but wonder if anybody would ever come — or if anyone even cares.

family traditions

A Prayer for A Daughter

Father, You who breathed Your breath into this baby girl, I pray now for Your hand to hold her, Your smile to continually shine on her. You who brought her out of my dark womb and lurched her into the dark of night, I pray now for Your love to spread over her, Your light… Continue reading A Prayer for A Daughter

Community & Friendship · covid19 · Faith · Healing · holiness v happiness · Parenting · peaceoverpanic

When You Can’t See the End of A Season But You Wanna Be Strong for This Season — [How to Live Certain in Uncertainty] – Peace Part 1

Owning your life isn't about clenching your fist, gritting your teeth, or controlling every outcome

Fatherhood & Faith · Quick Devotionals

Challenging Our Crown of Comfort

Post by the Husband "For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,"1 Thessalonians 1:9 In the Western World, we may not bow down to little statues -- but make no mistake, we have just… Continue reading Challenging Our Crown of Comfort

Community & Friendship · Faith · Motherhood

A Word to The Weary Mama: *Just Come*

To every Mama battling busy, feeling behind --- You who fight fatigue, struggle over fear, and worry about the future - We know -- mothering can strip the strongest woman thin -- and this really is a tough gig. No doubt, it brings lots of joy. But there's no mistaking it -- lots of heartaches… Continue reading A Word to The Weary Mama: *Just Come*

Fatherhood & Faith

Being Present

Post by the Husband “Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!”Psalms 100 : 1-2 We all know that God is “Omnipresent”, meaning that He is everywhere --- and that human beings are in stark contrast to God because we are certainly… Continue reading Being Present

Faith · Fatherhood & Faith · The Husband

What Being Forgiven Really Means

Post by the Husband "...by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross."Colossians 2:14 There is only three things that you can do with debt. You pay it back, you delay payment, or you never pay it back. Having a mortgage… Continue reading What Being Forgiven Really Means

covid19 · Fatherhood & Faith · hope · love · peaceoverpanic · The Husband

How to Have Unbeatable Hope Regardless Your Circumstance

Post by the Husband "...because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people, the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel" (Colossians 1:4-5) To truly love others, we… Continue reading How to Have Unbeatable Hope Regardless Your Circumstance

Community & Friendship · covid19 · Faith · Fatherhood & Faith · The Husband

How to Cope With The Grief of the Pandemic

The question isn’t who is exempt from this grief; not when you realize that things aren’t the way they are supposed to be and that “normal” won’t resume at the time you wish it returns, the question is “how are we going to get through this?”

Faith · fiveminutefriday

How to Best Think of Time

The turn of this new year? — I’ve stopped counting. Stopped counting how long it's been. Stopped ruminating how different the world's been — or how crazy the headlines have been. Plane falls, economy implodes, new strain develops, election went south, and our borders? — they have closed once again. It seems too easy to… Continue reading How to Best Think of Time