What Does the Bible Say About Peace?

"Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me." The song has a lovely, lyrical tune. One of those that tends to stay in your head for a while. It expresses an appealing sentiment, too. One that seems noble. Admirable. Godly, even. Especially in these days of social media (and regular media) gone wild. Too bad it's based on a lie. You see, the lyrics go … [Read more...]

When God Says Wait – 10 Prayers While You’re Waiting

Has God ever asked you to wait? You know what I mean, right? You're trucking along your merry way, and He abruptly brings you to a crashing halt. Yeah. I've been there, too. Just about three years ago, we began to sense God calling us to be foster parents. So we spent the required number of weeks in training and then waited for the phone call letting us know needy … [Read more...]

I Have Stepped Into a Big Mess + Grace & Truth {Week 22}

Have you stepped in any messes lately? I sure have. As a homeschooling mom and foster mom to young children (not to mention loving, frustrated owner of an elderly dog...ahem), I often feel like I spend my days moving from one mess to another. Whether you're at home or at work, at church or in your community, if you sometimes find yourself in the middle of a mess, today's … [Read more...]

He Remembers + Grace & Truth {Week 20}

Have you ever noticed how much God teaches us through children? About life. About relationships. About ourselves. And about our God. In this week's featured post, Rebekah shares a sweet story with a powerful lesson about a Father who keeps His promises and a child who expects Him to. If you sometimes forget to take God at His word, or struggle with believing He will come … [Read more...]

“If He Were Just…” + Grace & Truth {Week 19}

Your husband should be the spiritual leader of your home. Can I get an "Amen"? But wait... where's the term "spiritual leader" in the Bible, exactly? Especially the part that lays out for us what that looks like. Or is much of that ideal something I've come up with on my own? I'll just be honest and say that I was pretty blown away by the perspective Karen Costello shared … [Read more...]