The Gift of Singleness

To be single or not to be single. The apostle Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 7:7 (MSG), “Sometimes I wish everyone were single like me—a simpler life in many ways! But celibacy is not for everyone any more than marriage is. God gives the gift of the single life to some,...

Love ‘Em Into Heaven

A couple of weeks ago, I read a news article about a “Christian rally” on a college campus in southern California. It had riled up some of the students, and caused quite a scene, as people with opposing opinions shouted back and forth. It seems there was a group on...

Because You’re Mine

Her hands wrap around my calves as she pushes her head past my knees, peeking out in play as I pour my morning coffee. It’s 5:30 a.m., and she surrounds me with obligations I feel I can’t uphold. The weight of motherhood is in my mouth, my eyes, my...

Marriage is Hard

My husband and I have always used traditional anniversary gift ideas as inspiration for our presents.  For example, on year 4, the gift is fruit…so I gave my husband Fruit of the Loom underpants. Naturally. On year 10 , it’s tin, so of course I made him a...

The Incredible Body

The human body is amazing. Each part of our body has a certain function. But what is interesting is how every part is connected. This summer, I attended physical therapy for TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunction, where I gained a new appreciation for just how...

Everyday Miracles

What pops into your mind when you think of a miracle? Something life-changing, awe-inspiring, and all around amazing, to be sure. Often we imagine events that are nearly impossible, yet they happen right before our eyes. But what about the everyday miracle? I’m...