Do you struggle with any of these?

  • Finding your purpose as a Christian
  • Feeling removed from God’s love and grace
  • Feeling like a fake when it comes to your faith
  • Tired of living in a culture that’s forgotten about God

Well, you’re in the right place! God takes our life and grows into what He designed us to be!  Yes, He lets us stumble and fall, but He always offers grace to become more than we could ever expect. Solid answers are found in the Bible. — I share my favorite lessons in spiritual growth. Join me as we look for ways to live out our faith with integrity.

Be encouraged!

“Constructing” Successful Adults

“Constructing” Successful Adults

Have you ever felt that raising a child to adulthood is as complicated as managing the construction of the major building?  As parents, we often wonder if we’re capable of teaching our children what
Are Christians Like Woodpeckers?

Are Christians Like Woodpeckers?

I peered out my window the other day and saw an amazingly huge Woodpecker stabbing at the Crab Apple tree.  I watched in awe as he made his rounds, looking for whatever grubs he might
Is Your Spirit Willing, But Your Flesh Weak?

Is Your Spirit Willing, But Your Flesh Weak?

  Hardship reveals weakness. Weakness encourages humility. Humility brings forth grace. Give thanks for hardship.                                                                           ~R.C. Sproul Jr. Jesus […]

To Blog or Not To Blog – That is the Question!

Okay – so I lied!  I said my next post would have blogging tips, but first I want to share a bit more about blogging, journaling, and the difference between the two. Take notice of the

Let Me Be a Woman – Today!

“It’s fun to be a man!” my husband said.  He made this comment yesterday after doing the messy work of unclogging a pipe draining from our pond.  I already knew what he meant, but

God’s Plan For Our Children’s Relationships – Part Two

I opened the subject of relationships in The Relationship Puzzle.  Let’s look at a crucial aspect of relationships in those our children build in their lives. Life’s Early Lessons It’s an awesome
A Tribute to Denise Sproul

A Tribute to Denise Sproul

I don’t know what the next year holds.  It may be a bed of roses, or it may be a thicket of thorns.  But I do know who will hold me next year.  I
More Blogs, More Noise – How To Choose?

More Blogs, More Noise – How To Choose?

Online Noise The online culture is noisy and distracting:  Someone wants you to grab a cookbook or a podcast or program to give you 10 easy ways to solve some problem.  It can take hours of
Becoming Christian In An MSG and Fluorescent World – Part One

Becoming Christian In An MSG and Fluorescent World – Part One

  As each of us is called and prepared to serve the King, we are being slowly enabled to be salt and light to a lost and dying world.  This process is God’s plan

Lessons from the Ruckus of Life

My children have asked what the ‘living above the noise’ part of my web name is about.  When I first heard that term I just knew it summed up so much of my many lessons –

Without Love, I Am Nothing – 1 Corinthians 13:2

“And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.” (1 Corinthians 13:2)  Charity And Its Fruits

Treats From The Blogging World!

Stepping Heavenward, Squeezing The Tube, and Trim Healthy Mama I’ve been blessed by some treats in the blogging world, so I thought I’d pass them along.  Enjoy and be filled! Bambi over at

Guiding Our Children In An Immodest World

Awhile back I was asked to join a blog hop.  We were asked to answer the following email. It’s a biggie, so stay tuned!  I’m sure I’ll have lots more to share
Got Compassion? – It’s Not Only For The Road!

Got Compassion? – It’s Not Only For The Road!

Am I That Good Samaritan? I’m reading in Luke 10 right now and it’s very convicting.  The part about the traveler who was beaten by robbers.  And how others walked right by him while

Three Decades of Fertility book debut!

“It is not uncommon for people blessed with children to make the transition from control to chaos at some point, but it is uncommon, I’m afraid, for parents to realize that the latter state
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