Picture yourself walking along a rocky shore wearing high heels — almost impossible right? When someone is involved in betrayal or hidden sin of some sort, this is a good way to describe the feelings of those close to them. If you are facing the known or very real possibility that your spouse, a child, … More High Heels on the Rocks
O God, in love you’ve given to me, So much in this wonderful gift, I see. The potential that lies before us now, A precious young life to be molded, but how? Children are given us as a sacred trust, by the Father above who’s loving and just. He shows the way to care for … More A Mother’s Gift
I recall my first return trip to the US after living for 3 months in post-communist Romania. It was a beautiful Spring day in April 2000. I specifically remember as I was driving down Greenfield Avenue in West Allis, WI, to our home and I turned to look at the driver next to me; this … More Pride and Presumption
Because you’ve failed at something does not mean you’re a failure. God designed us to be renewed in every way. Restoration, new beginnings, and finding hope is what our great God is all about. Last evening, I made a big bowl of the best popcorn ever! I decided that instead of supper I’d indulge in … More Overcoming Failure
Those who have suffered from spiritual abuse will quickly agree that it is a deep and destructive influence. It’s difficult to think about, and few want to explore this topic. I believe many have left the church family, isolated from their own family, and live with inner-turmoil because of it. Spiritual abuse is when someone … More Have You Suffered from Spiritual Abuse?