Ordinary Gifts in God’s Extraordinary Hands

And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. Use hospitality one to another without grudging. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. - 1 Peter 4:8-10 Over Labor Day… Continue reading Ordinary Gifts in God’s Extraordinary Hands

Best Friends

Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends. – John 15:15a Close friends came to visit our family last week. Missionaries to Tanzania, they had quite a harrowing journey back to the States recently, and much to share with us about that adventure… Continue reading Best Friends

The Respite of Christian Friendship

When the Apostle Paul traveled from Athens to Corinth, he became acquainted with Aquila and Priscilla, a married couple who shared Paul’s occupation as a tentmaker, and his identity as a Jew. And [Paul] found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius had… Continue reading The Respite of Christian Friendship

My Girl

I've mentioned in a past post how much my kids inspire me--not just to be the best mother I can, but to be the best person I can. When I snap at them not for something they did, but because of my own fatigue or stress, their attitude of quiet obedience chastens me. When we… Continue reading My Girl