7 Scriptures on “Beautiful”#BiteofBread

(Don’t miss the giveaway at the end!) The other day, I stood in a friend’s kitchen chatting and waiting on her guests to arrive, when one of the little neighbor girls came in to ask for a drink of water. She sported a purple one-piece with pink polka-dots, and her brown ringlets, damp from the water sprinkler, stuck to her …

Word Wednesday is back! I’ve Never Liked the Word “Submit” Until Now

Planning a wedding in two weeks doesn’t allow much time for marital counseling. I think we spent only thirty minutes with our pastor twenty-five years ago. As we settled into chairs facing our silver-haired sage, he opened his Bible to Ephesians 5:22 and read, “Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.” Yep, those were the first words of …

Steven James Book Giveaway: Sailing Between the Stars

    A fable written by Steven James in his book, Sailing between the Stars: The craftsman fingered the flute he had just made. “My child, you’re newly born, but already pregnant. You’re pregnant with wedding songs and funeral dirges and lyrical tunes of the traveling bands. The music of the world lies in your heart, and the songs of …

When You Feel Hidden

Do you struggle with worth and value? The lie that we aren’t valuable is one of the most dangerous fallacies the enemy uses against us. If he can make us believe we aren’t valuable, we become joyless and self-focused. I’ve struggled with it for years, especially when I was a stay-at-home mom alone with little ones all day. Yet, even …