Do not think you are getting no good from the Bible, merely because you do not see that good day by day. The greatest effects are by no means those which make the most noise, and are most easily observed. The greatest effects are often silent, [...]
After six months, my friend and I finally sat down for coffee together again. And do you know what we talked about? Brown Bear and Red Goose, the main characters in William Lane Craig’s children’s books, “What is God Like?” The books aren’t just helpful for children, they also helped us reflect on [...]
After the second coldest spring on record, I opened the back door and headed out for a picnic with my oldest daughter. While she opened her peanut butter sandwich and licked off the jelly, we talked about what we would plant in the garden this year: peas, tomatoes, and kale.
Right now summer feels [...]
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Then she thought of her obedience and the setting of each foot before the other became a kind of sacrificial ceremony.
It is no secret that Mother’s Day can be the most difficult day of the year for a woman. As Elyse Fitzpatric describes it:
“Mother’s Day angst sounds like this: I wish I were a mother. I wish I were a better mother. I wish I loved my mother. I wish my mother [...]
You can drive 20 minutes in any direction and find yourself in a corn field. The middle of Iowa is a strange place to meet people who consider a population of 8 million a small town.
It’s Friday night. I carry our two daughters down the steps of the old Lutheran church. I pause as [...]
For I would not have known what it is to covet if the [the Ten Commandments] had not said, “You shall not covet.” But sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of covetousness. For apart from the law, sin lies dead … but when the commandment came, sin came alive and I died.
I sat on my dirty kitchen floor scrubbing the latest crayon mural off the garbage can. My thoughts flitted between a beautiful wedding I witnessed a few days before, my own pre- marriage anticipation once upon a time, and my surprise that the brown scribbles came off easier than the blue ones. I thought about [...]
Melissa’s Note: I have been so blessed by the music of Keith and Kristyn Getty. The beautiful Irish melodies and the hymns they have written for the church nourish me and turn my eyes to Jesus. It is my privilege to let Kristyn share with you from her own journal and the story behind her newest song: [...]
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