Do you remember Hagar in the Old Testament? In Genesis, we learn she was Sarai’s handmaid. Hagar is not the typical role model for motherhood. In fact, she’s usually viewed as the spoiler in an otherwise epic Bible story of Abraham’s life. Yet her life offers three reminders parents can (more…)
Our trip to Costa Rica is one we will never forget or regret. Mike and I were celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary, the most adventurous trip we had taken in our married lives. My first time out of the country, venturing into a land where English is not the primary language, I wasn’t sure how we would manage. I only remembered the words for water and bathroom from High School Spanish Class. I wasn’t sure how the language barrier would unfold. Little did I know, the language God intended me to speak was one of (more…)
Are you discouraged? Do you feel like giving-up? You resolve to do better, only to slip back into your default. You are in good company. Look at what Paul said.
Dr. Tony Evans has been quoted as saying: “Faith is acting like something is so even when it is not so in order that it might be so simply because God said so.”
In Hebrews 11, the author gives a list of people who simply believed God, even when it didn’t make sense to do so, and their great faith is celebrated. These lives were not unlike yours or mine. They were ordinary people, living ordinary lives accomplishing extraordinary (more…)