The Gift of Gab

A few years ago, my doctor did some genetic testing to find out why certain things were happening inside me. It was nothing serious but could become a problem if not stopped. In addition to finding out about a few enzymes I was missing, I also found out I am 71% Irish/English. My great-grandfather came…

God’s Favorite Christmas

Who doesn’t love Christmas and the memories it brings? As you think of your favorite Christmas, what makes it memorable for you? Was it where you spent it, who you spent it with, or the gift you received? Maybe it was unforgettable because of the gift you gave to someone special. My favorite Christmas was…

The Mountains

           The cold crisp air took my breath away as we climbed higher and higher. The white caps, blue water, and evergreens made my pictures look as though I was a professional photographer. The view from my camera warmed my heart as I thanked my Creator for the landscape. As my finger…

Is Yoga for Christians?

There are a lot of people doing yoga these days. But is yoga for Bible-believing followers of Christ? I can’t speak for you nor would I try to tell you what to do. However, I would like to explain what I believe and have experienced. We live in a world with two dimensions, physical and…

Living out the Sabbath (Shabbat)

Fellow blogger Carole Sparks wrote “Sabbathing: Is that a word?” on her blog Not About Me. She brought up a lot of good points in that post as well as her follow up post. You can read it here.  As I read her post, it made me think of my time in Israel and celebrating a Shabbat…

Hope

Through it all, we have a Father and Savior who stick by our side.

Identity Theft

Identity. What does it mean? We all have one. We’ve all heard of identity theft, right? Wikipedia says, “It means to assume another person’s private identifying information…to commit fraud or other crimes.” It also says, “The person whose identity has been assumed may suffer adverse consequences…” But, what is our identity? Who seeks to steal it?…

Are you making Disciples?

At 24 years old, I was out of school, looking for a full-time job in my field of biology, and getting involved in a new church. I wasn’t really sure who God was, even though I had been brought up in a Christian home. I was confused. I was told most of my life I had…

Seeking Him

If you are anything like me, you set goals and make plans for the new year. Among those plans is a writing project I want to finish early this year,  a vacation for later in the year, and because we have goats, I start planning for kids (babies) as well! The Lord has plans for…

John 3:16

We don’t often think of John 3:16 as a Christmas verse. This verse focuses on God’s love for the whole earth and what He was willing to part with so that the world could have life. Have you ever considered what it was like for the Father to give His only Son to an evil…