Category: christian living

Gratitude…At Any Cost

  (From a woman who woke up with both arms and legs amputated after contracting the flesh-eating bacteria, Strep A, after giving birth): "I'm so grateful....I'm so grateful." It starts right here with the "Queen of Blame."  I'm set like flint on a mission to root out attitudes of ungratefulness, victimization and blaming in myself and in my ...

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Character: What it is, & How We Encourage it in Our Children

We can’t be disillusioned by our children’s choices, blaming ourselves. God is the perfect parent and He has had prodigals since the beginning.  But I’m telling you, Satan wants to use it to tell you you’re a failure and cause you to be dismayed to the point that you feel like giving up on your other ...

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For Such a Time as This–Helping our Daughters Love God’s Word

  "Our greatest hope for this book is that girls will come away with a deeper understanding and love for Scripture." -Breezy Brookshire Oh how I love this book. Every square inch. "Stories of Women from the Bible, retold for girls." Written by Selah singer Todd Smith's wife, Angie, and magically illustrated by a friend of mine, Breezy ...

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Here’s Your Code for 1/2 Off our Scripture Songs CD!

By Heart Scripture Songs An easy and beautiful way to memorize Scripture! One of the most important things you and your family can do is memorize Scripture. For that is the "secret weapon" for guarding against sin. By Heart Scripture Songs was recorded to make it easy. You know that Scripture memorization is one of the most important ...

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The Secret to Life–the Safeguard Against Sin

"When men don't fear God, they give themselves to evil." Ray Comfort "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this [is] the whole [duty] of man." Ecclesiastes 12:13 Sin is ugly, destructive and it surprises us in our own lives. When we consider why sin seems to get ...

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How to do the “Hard” in Your Mission Field

There are few ministries or pursuits more noble than the mission field. Any parent is proud to say of his adult child, "My son or daughter is a missionary in _____." The mission field is one of those places where the harder the conditions, the scarcer the resources, the more seemingly noble the mission. We admire ...

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The Noah Conference: Engage, Disciple & Launch Your Kids (Let’s Meet!)

Noah Conference — 3 Essentials for Raising Godly Kids

You and your family might feel like you’re swimming upstream. But have you ever tried swimming against a flood? I would  like to personally invite you to attend the Noah Conference this year on August 19-20. Based on lessons from the life of Noah, the conference will explore three essentials for raising godly kids: how to engage your kids, ...

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15 Ways Grandparents Can Invest in the Next Generation

Because here's the thing: Our generation (and several before it) has completely lost sight of the big picture. That our job here on earth is to keep serving, keep discipling, keep working for the glory of God, though it looks different in every season, until He calls us home to rest. I've seen two unhealthy extremes in ...

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Words of Warfare–The Simple Tool of the Christian

Words of Warfare--The Simple Tool of the Christian

It has taken me thirty-two years (I'm 43 now. I wrote this a few years ago.) to really grasp the literal meaning of God’s Word being:  “powerful as a two-edged sword, piercing to the inmost parts of men.” The Bible is full of wisdom about the power of the Word. In 2 Corinthians Paul says “the weapons of ...

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Overcoming Sexual Sins of the Past

I received a letter from a reader who was really broken about how her past had affected her marriage.  I agonized with her because I felt every pain she expressed.  Although she explained that she was technically a virgin when she married, she had far crossed the line of intimacy with previous boyfriends. Harmless?  That's what ...

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