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!

Adapt – My Word For The New Year

Adapt – My Word For The New Year

I’m in a group of bloggers and we’re writing about our “Word for the Year.”  I’ve been wondering what to write as I venture into this new year, so this got me

Raising Children – A Give and Take Relationship

After reading a recent post at In The Nursery of the Nation on the blessings of giving responsibility to our older children to care for their younger siblings, I had to consider where we’ve

Should We Celebrate Christmas?

This question alone sparks much discussion and controversy in our culture.  Amazingly, it’s not just for the anti-Christian crowd.  It’s a big one among conservative Christians as well.  The fight to keep Christ
A Savior Born to Die!

A Savior Born to Die!

A Savior Born to Die! A Savior born to us! A Savior born to teach us how to live – and trust. A Savior born to make us right with God. A Savior born to die. &

What Are Your Treasures?

    Jesus words in Luke 12 gives me a lot to think about! The Master speaks of our treasures. Treasures…. What are they?  Where do they come from?  How earnestly do I seek them?  What
Finding Love in a Storm

Finding Love in a Storm

As I sit here, watching the storm blow in, I can’t help but remember my childhood at the lake.  Sitting on the huge, padded porch swing tucked under the upper level of my grandparents’

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

A Busy Life – Learning to Trust God

Well, as much as I love to learn and share what I’m learning, God has me in a place where the learning is obviously more important than the sharing! Again I’m explaining why
Anticipating Christ’s Return…This Christmas!

Anticipating Christ’s Return…This Christmas!

The Holy season of Christmas gives me much time to ponder the things of old.  Think about that time when men hungered and anticipated the birth of the long-awaited and promised Messiah.  How they must

Modesty & Femininity Explored in “More Than Rules” ebook!

  Femininity is something I’ve been passionate about for decades.  God has laid on my heart a desire to glorify Him in my life and to raise my daughters to be feminine by design,
We Broke the Mold and Raised Responsible Adults!

We Broke the Mold and Raised Responsible Adults!

Our family’s style of raising responsible adults may be unique to many of you.  We have homeschooled all ten of our kids. I’ve been at it for 29 years. (I know, I’m
Building Up Without Burning Out – Growing Children Into Adults – Part One

Building Up Without Burning Out – Growing Children Into Adults – Part One

This week I’ll be answering a question posed by a reader of my post, Breaking the Mold in Raising Adult Children. “I was wondering, too if you might share some thoughts on how to

On Blogging, Facebook, And Being “Liked”

Another month has come and gone!  I’m feeling a little pressure to get my posts…well…posted!  But more travel came my way with the unexpected death of a midwife friend and the potential
Goals…and A Planner – A Necessary Part of Success

Goals…and A Planner – A Necessary Part of Success

Goals are an often discussed topic this time of year.  They’ve certainly been on my mind as I consider what this year might hold.  But moving from having a “goal” to actually getting it
What’s This About Christmas and Tiny Tim?

What’s This About Christmas and Tiny Tim?

Well, we’ve entered into this holiday season full swing!  In our home, the decorations were slowly put up to savor each activity — the gifts gathered with each special person in mind — the Christmas movies
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