20 Ways to Encourage Your Spouse

This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting the ministry of STC in such a tangible way. How to Encourage Your Husband or Wife Life is busy, hectic and extremely demanding.  If we aren’t careful, we’ll let stuff get in the way and neglect the truly important things and people in our life. Encouragement goes a long way and usually doesn’t cost a … [Read more...]

Why Become a Foster Parent?

We didn't realize it at the time, but when my husband and I began to consider foster parenting, we may have had a slight "savior complex" going on. Ahem. We knew there would be sacrifices involved. But we counted them worthwhile as we anticipated swooping into places where children were being severely abused and callously neglected, scooping them up into our arms and … [Read more...]

Supporting the Body of Christ

Chain of Support? Or Weakest Link? | Satisfaction Through Christ

We as Christians are brothers and sisters in Christ.  We are the body!  As long as we are here on this earth, we will all have different opinions, feel, think, see, do and believe differently.  The trouble is, how do we handle those differences?  Do we lash out in anger or hatred “all in the name of the Lord?” or do we speak with compassion? We can express our different … [Read more...]

Loving Your Child Enough

One of my priorities as I write is to always be truthful. Sometimes the truth is beautiful and charming and inspiring. But other times it's messy and ugly and...somehow still inspiring when we allow God to wrench it from our grasping fingers and use it the way He wants to. Here's fair warning that there's some truth of the messy variety ahead. One recent afternoon, my … [Read more...]

Being Loved Well

So, I have this friend. Her name is Christy and we have been friends for about 15 years. Our friendship is not and has never been one where we see each other every day or talk to each other every day. She has lived in many different states over the past several years so our time together has been more about quality than quantity. Although she has been a tremendous influence … [Read more...]