"Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous,
and shout for joy, all you upright in heart"
"For we are his workmanship, created in
Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared
beforehand, that we should walk in them"
“Keep steady my steps according to you promise”
Teens Struggle to Belong Teens who are desperate for a place to belong walk awkwardly along the fringe, trying to keep in step with a group of wayward peers. Weeks pass, and their awkwardness disappears. Within weeks, these teens are found standing in the way of...read more
Are you are looking for a one-day event to encourage the grandparents at your church to be more intentional about praying for their grandchildren? The following prayer stations were adapted from a workshop held at the South Carolina Daughters of the King Fall Retreat...read more
Was I dreaming? I floated somewhere between a dream state and the reality of a new dawn, wandering through the living room of an abandoned mansion. A shaft of sunlight sneaking through a broken window was dispersed by particles of dust. It offered little illumination,...read more
Our oldest son observed that—while his maternal grandmother stockpiled Reese’s cups in the freezer and his paternal grandmother stowed KitKat bars in her special drawer— I didn’t keep any candy at home for him to enjoy. Laughingly, I replied, “When I become a...read more
I was at the boat’s helm, cutting figure eights off the pier at Bulls Bay while my husband backed the boat trailer down the ramp. Another boat approached the dock, so I cut the throttle. Our boat lost its steering; the motor sputtered and stalled; and I found myself...read more
A lone figure readjusts the goatskin flung over her shoulder and takes a swipe at the sweat on her brow, all the while moving silently towards a well located on the outskirts of Sychar. Her neighbors sleep under the siesta sun while she travels alone. She's never...read more
Discovering WestBow Press, while I was knee deep in the trenches of writing The Christmas Bracelet, was a blessing. The staff at WestBow gently guided me through every step of the publishing process. There was not a single time that I felt pressured, uncomfortable, or...read more
Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink or be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized.” According to Mark, Jesus spoke these words to the disciples during their walk to Jerusalem. The baptism to...read more