Monthly archive for ‘ March, 2012 ’


31st March 2012 | 0 Comments

Roman, my four-year-old asked me this morning in the car, “Mommy, what does ‘mercy’ mean?” Hmmm…how to put that in pre-school terms. So I muddled through an answer that went something like this, “It’s when you know you have done something bad, and you deserve a consequence but you don’t get it. When you don’t […]

I don’t deserve this!

30th March 2012 | 1 Comment

Today I was convicted by the truth that pride is what drives discontentment. I have been researching with my dad what would be the best thing to do about our house here in FL as I move to Wisconsin this summer. Unfortunately there are many complications that make ideal solutions slip out of reach. Yesterday, […]

Just for You

27th March 2012 | 0 Comments

Last night during our Bible study time the boys and I read the story of Jesus at his transfiguration. As we talked about this very significant event during Jesus’s ministry, Jaden asked why Jesus only took Peter, James, and John with Him as witnesses. The Bible doesn’t give us a reason why only those three […]

Do I Belong?

25th March 2012 | 2 Comments

Through out the centuries believers have faced the awkwardness of living in a world that is not their home.  John Bunyan’s famous book, “Pilgrim’s Progress” from the late Middle Ages, is a powerful allegory that expresses this phenomenon for Christians. We don’t belong here. The harder we follow after Christ, the less we fit in.  […]

God’s Grace, our Strength

23rd March 2012 | 3 Comments

“…Your strength comes from God’s Grace…” Heb. 13:9 This verse really stood out to me this morning as I read Hebrews 13. God’s grace–His kind, gentle, faithful, and purposeful work in us–is what gives us strength! I used to believe that God would never give me more than I can handle. Now I know that […]

Earning a Good Reputation

21st March 2012 | 0 Comments

“…All these people earned a good reputation because of their faith.” Hebrews 11:39. This verse refers to the myriad of individuals remembered as patriarchs of the faith, those Biblical characters who lived differently, who risked every comfort in this life, believing in a higher call. The Great Hall of Faith–Hebrews 11. What a motley crew […]

Why Not Me

17th March 2012 | 0 Comments

So many times when we are faced with extreme difficulty or even tragedy we ask the question, “Why me?”  It is easy when we just don’t understand to feel the suffering is unjustified. Isaiah 53:10 says, “It was the Lord’s good plan to crush Him[Jesus] and cause Him grief.” Part of God’s good, eternal plan […]

The Lord’s Good Plan

16th March 2012 | 0 Comments

The boys and I are memorizing Isaiah 53 together. As we have memorized each verse we have talked about its meaning. This passage, although written in beautiful poetry actually describe the most unjust, heinous crime of all mankind against the only truly innocent Human to ever live.  Verse nine says, “He had done no wrong […]

Tethered by Hope

15th March 2012 | 5 Comments

Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. Hebrews 6:18 This verse in Hebrews really stuck out to me today, partially because of its connection with Hebrews 2:1 which exhorts us to hold to the truth as a tether. The […]

Tethered by Truth

13th March 2012 | 3 Comments

Hebrews 2:1 reminds us, “So we must listen very carefully to the truth we have heard, or we may drift away from it.”  Truth is like a tether. When we hold to it, we are drawn and secured by it. When we fail to grasp it, to believe it, or live in it, we drift. […]