Battle-Grounds

Over the weekend, my husband and I saw the movie War Room. We weren’t sure what the theme was, but we’d heard it was a very good Christian film. Much to our surprise, Priscilla Shirer played the lead character. In …

Divergent Paths

Back in February, I stepped into what I thought was a temporary position (no more than two months) at my husband’s office. I was nervous because I didn’t know if I would be more help or hindrance. Running the front …

Metaphors

I truly love how the Bible is the living, breathing Word of God. When I hear comments that it’s an ancient book that has no bearing on our lives today, I’m stunned. Those who can make such claims surely haven’t …

Stepping Out

Although many of my friends find it hard to believe, I’m an introvert by nature. I think most people don’t understand what constitutes introversion and extroversion. It’s not that an introvert sits huddled in a corner, unable to socialize and …

Detours

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds…” James 1:2. I love the book of James, although I will admit the above verse has confounded me in the past. Joy when facing a trial? Is …

Cheap, Plastic Beads

Last year, my husband and I did a couples’ study of Romans 12 with Chip Ingram. In one of the DVD’s he told a story of a little girl who vacationed with her family at the beach. Around her neck, …

To Snipe or To Serve

It was on Sunday, during the first session of a Bible study my husband facilitates on marriage, that it struck me—I am a nitpicker. The book we’re studying is Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas. His premise is that God created …

The Art of Wasting Time

Most people who know me see me as a disciplined person. I spend time in the Word each morning, work out every day, and aside from the occasional chocolate indulgence, eat healthy. I’m not making this claim to toot my …

Gideon-Like

A couple weeks ago, I started Priscilla Shirer’s Gideon study with my ladies’ Bible study group. Although this character has only three short chapters in the book of Judges, he has so much to teach me! And Priscilla Shirer is …

Sitting is Killing Me

For a lot of us, sitting is an occupational hazard–and I do mean hazard. More and more research is coming out about the health risks of sitting for extended periods of time. When I was raising my kids, this wasn’t an issue. …