Are You Secure in Your Salvation?

On Christian radio call-in programs, I’ve often heard people ask how to validate one’s salvation. People say that despite their sincere belief in the Gospel, they don’t “feel” saved. Others say that they have asked Christ to save them over and over again. It saddens me that people have these doubts and fears, because Scripture… Continue reading Are You Secure in Your Salvation?

The Inspiration Cycle

We moms want to inspire our kids. Just having children makes us strive to be the best versions of ourselves, examples we hope they’ll want to emulate. But in some ways, my kids have already surpassed that goal, and now, they inspire me. My 14-year-old son started a YouTube channel this summer, where he posts… Continue reading The Inspiration Cycle

Clinging to God on a Mountaintop

But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. - 1 Corinthians 15:10 I’m experiencing what an old-fashioned preacher would call… Continue reading Clinging to God on a Mountaintop

Compared with Christ

For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. – 2 Corinthians 10:12 When I read this verse earlier this week, I have to say, it really stung. You see, I can be… Continue reading Compared with Christ

Don’t Let the Miraculous Become Mundane

That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean ye by these stones? Then ye shall answer them, That the waters of Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord; when it passed over Jordan, the waters of… Continue reading Don’t Let the Miraculous Become Mundane

My Weird Home-Schooled Kids

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. – 1 Peter 2:9 Twelve years ago, the decision my husband and I made to home-school (or homeschool, whatever your preferred spelling) our kids was met with mixed reviews.… Continue reading My Weird Home-Schooled Kids

Should Christians Adopt the Phrase, “You Do You”?

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. – 2 Corinthians 4:4 For to me to live is Christ. – Philippians 1:21a You do you has become oft-used phrase that seems to mean, “be yourself,” or, “be true to who you are.” In one sense,… Continue reading Should Christians Adopt the Phrase, “You Do You”?

The “Chicken Stock” of Christianity

Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. – 1 Corinthians 4:2 But without faith it is impossible to please him. – Hebrews 11:6a Whenever we have roast chicken, my family knows better than to throw away the chicken bones. I toss them all into a pot, cover them with distilled water, add a generous amount of pink salt and… Continue reading The “Chicken Stock” of Christianity

Do You Take God’s Forgiveness for Granted?

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. – Isaiah 1:18 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. – 1… Continue reading Do You Take God’s Forgiveness for Granted?

Grand-Prize Winners

What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?....Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him… Continue reading Grand-Prize Winners

Best Helper Ever

The Lord is my helper. – Hebrews 13:6b I greatly appreciate the help that my kids offer me, and one another, every day. On my busiest days, I sigh with relief when I hear, “Can I do something to help you, Mom?” Their help not only eases the burden of chores, but makes me feel… Continue reading Best Helper Ever