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!

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

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

Hopefully you’ve read my posts Part One and Part Two of this series. We’ve covered: simplifying home education to avoid burn out the freedom to learn from various adventures and interests and the
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

A Quintessential View of Value

In my last post, you’ll read how being valued by others can encourage and energize us.  This inspires me to show others their value, which in turn, gives them encouragement.  Our job as Christians

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Anna and Julia Jackson If you’re anything like me, with politics ranking somewhere behind going to the dentist, you might be surprised to find that supporting our government or our politicians doesn’t always
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
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

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

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

Legalism – Tearing Down Babel – Part 1

We’ve all heard the buzz when a Christian leader falls into sin. A Christian organization’s false and harmful teaching is exposed.  Or the government we value make hard decisions.  We hear a friend
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. &

Make the Holidays Work for You!

What a great time of year!  You know that feeling – one of amazement (and a bit of disappointment) that another Christmas season has come and gone, and yet, there’s the anticipation and excitement that
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

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

Legalism – Simon Says, “Works!”…Or Was That “Work?” – Part 3

An Age-Old Dilemma – Distinguishing Works From Work Most of us have played the game, Simon Says.  Remember how hard it was to follow those ever-changing directions?  As Christians, we often find ourselves trying out the

Heart Transplant – Receiving a New Heart!

A dear friend of my daughter got a new heart this morning!  We’re absolutely amazed that in just four hours the doctors can replace a sick and inferior heart with a healthy, effective one. 
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