The “Case for Christ” movie and why you should see it!

We saw PureFlix’s movie “The Case for Christ” the weekend it came out, and highly recommend it.  The movie tells the true story of the life of investigative journalist and author Lee Strobel.  This movie is not so much a documentary, but a dramatic enactment of the actual events at the point in the life Read More …

Better on the Inside– spiritually renewed day by day

Several years ago, when my daughter was in college, I  planned a “good Mommy” moment, and made homemade, heart-shaped, hand-decorated sugar cookies to mail to her for Valentine’s day.  Sending care packages of homemade goodies to my children in college was not something that I did nearly often enough, so I took great care in Read More …

Spiritual Metamorphosis — Transformed and Made New

During a recent vacation, I spent a glorious hour in a  wonderful butterfly conservatory.  Lush tropical flowers and foliage, clear water trickling from a stream to a flamingo pond, and quiet, soothing music provided a beautiful setting to enjoy the stunning main attraction– the butterflies.  Hundreds and hundreds of butterflies!  Immediately upon entering, I was Read More …

All Things NEW for the Christian in the New Year

“NEW”!  The emotional response from this word is immediate, intense.  A new car, with that unique, untouched smell, the empty odometer, and the pristine upholstery is a special treat to be savored. New clothes and new gifts at Christmas or birthdays are always exciting.  New jobs or relationships mix anticipation with fearful trepidation of the Read More …

The Peace of God in Anxious Times

All the news, social media postings, and conversations with family and friends lately seem fraught with anxiety.  Tension levels are high as we here in the US head into Tuesday’s elections.  All of the cares of our country’s future, the protection of our freedoms, and even the dignity of our White House have been pressed Read More …

Why just “Let the Woman Choose” is not OK

At the end of last Tuesday night’s VP debate, each candidate candidly shared about not only their faith, but also how that faith influences their position on abortion.  Mr. Pence shared how his Christian faith made him stand firmly against abortion…especially the late-term partial-birth abortion and the tax-payer funding of abortion.  Mr. Kaine, on the Read More …

Carry a Bible to School!

The summer before I went to Junior High School, was a pivotal year in my spiritual growth.  The previous school year, in sixth grade, I began to think more independently.  However, what I considered at the time to be more “adult” ideas were really more “teenage rebellious” thoughts.  I had decided that I wanted to Read More …