Lessons on Sin from a Good Doctor

Author: Courtney Ellis (Courtney’s 2nd Book Almost Holy Mama released June 3rd! It’s Funny, Theologically Rich, and an ENCOURAGEMENT to any Mama trying to Grow closer to Jesus!) I’ve apparently and unfortunately reached the age where previously normal moles go a little haywire. “That’s going to need to come off,” said the doctor, holding my…

My Zealous Adonai

Author: Linda Kruschke Adonai, my Lord of love How I long to see Thy face Alight on me, Holy Dove Bread of Life, strength for the race Thy Word, my faith, sustain me Resting, resting on Thy grace Creator, who made the tree Sun and moon, all life, mankind Thou gave us but one decree Deliverer,…

God is Faithful

Author: Lila Diller My testimony always sounded boring to me. I never had a miraculous change or an obviously God-thing happen so that everyone could hear the “Hallelujah” chorus being sung over my head. I simply grew up in church all my life. I heard all about Jesus and His love for me ever since…

Goodbyes, Change, and Grandma

Author: Angela Burril I am not good at change.  I like all things vintage, except my refrigerator and my long-distance traveling car—these I would prefer new or with very low mileage.  Yet, aside from God, all things change. This last spring ushered in a profound change, and I have yet to get my mind and…

Glory Day

Author: Kimberley Mulder The day was almost sabotaged. It arrived sandwiched between National Blueberry Day and another week of packing with three kids suffering summer doldrums. We sat in moving mess, random socks, treasured Turkish bowls, and Christmas lights were stepped over as we popped fresh blueberries into our mouths. In an effort to keep…

Finding Spring: A Special Needs Journey

Author: Jacqi Kambish Life always seems to move in cycles of intertwined seasons. “A misty winter brings a pleasant spring, a pleasant winter brings a misty spring”-Irish Proverb The ebb and flow of laughter, pain, anger, loss, hardship, joy, love…it weaves us into the tapestries that we are—complex and colorful. As a parent of a…

Beauty for Ashes

By: Holly Berg Three years ago we bought our son an adorable little t-shirt:  “Big Brother Team Captain”, it said. He wore it to Grandma and Grandpa’s house that evening – he was so excited to share the big secret he had been keeping. My husband’s parents were ecstatic – they had been waiting for a second grandchild since…

The Thanksgiving Phone Call that Changed our Lives

Author: Keri Nikkel It was Thanksgiving Day. My husband Matt and I were at my in-laws, busying ourselves with laughter, food prep, and good conversation. Finally, the time came to eat. All the smells that had been tempting us for hours were about to be enjoyed. The food was set out buffet style in the…

Defeating Debt

Author: Krissa Dorfner I sat in my room and cried. I sank into the hideous floral printed couch processing what my boyfriend had just shared with me. He had made poor financial decisions while working through college and the debt had accumulated. Was I sure I  wanted to tie my life to his when it…

Faith and Hockey Sticks

Author: Holly Berg Two years ago my husband and I signed our son up for skating lessons.  He’s been dreaming about playing hockey since he was old enough to walk. He was born in Oil Country, he bleeds copper and blue – heck, he even eats dinner sitting below a framed photo of his dad with Ryan…