February 2, 2012

Watch FRESH, The Movie

When man uses his God-given creativity to invent things that are outside of the biblical boundaries of Creation; that break God’s Law; that trample or kill the weak (think abortion); or that attempt to exalt man above God; then we have disease, illness, chaos, scientific perversion, and even death. Just watched Fresh, the move, and it got me thinking. So many of our problems are because we either try to take God out of the equation, or we try …

January 27, 2012

You Just Never Know…

Sometimes the troubles and distractions of everyday life can cause us to forget that God is working in spite of our weaknesses and failures. He is turning hearts and impacting lives even when we’re not doing everything “perfectly” (which is never). Basically, because He is the One who changes hearts – who draws people to Himself. And just when you think your efforts don’t mean all that much, or your life and work doesn’t really make a difference, God …

January 3, 2012

Trusting God…

“Truly, we cannot have any personal comfort in our individual circumstances and trials unless we firmly believe in God’s sovereignty over all. For how can we affirm that ‘God causes all things to work together for good for those who love him’ (Rom. 8:28) unless we at the same time stand back from looking at our own affairs with that selfish narrowness that often dominates us and see His working good for us as part of His total, awe-inspiring, …

December 8, 2011

25 Days of Christmas Traditions

Please visit Chelsey over at Sharing the Journey where I’m guest posting this week. She has a great series going on during the month of December: Each day she will feature different Christmas traditions to bless and inspire you. Maybe you’ll find you share some of these same traditions… or maybe you’ll glean a new one!

Read more about The 25 Days of Christmas Traditions HERE.

Chelsey …

December 4, 2011

That Neon Brotherly Speck

Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. (Matthew 7:3–5)

I do; I …

November 26, 2011

Should Christians Celebrate Christmas?

Gloria in excelsis Deo!

“And the nations shall know that I am the Lord,” says the Lord God, “when I am hallowed in you before their eyes.” (Ezekiel 36:23)

As children of God, our greatest goal should be that our Father’s name is hallowed in us before the eyes of the …

November 21, 2011

It’s Here!

Actually, I guess I should say, “It’s there.” It’s at Grace and Truth Books! Just in from the printer today, and just in time for the last day of the pre-publication special. I can’t wait to see it! They’re sending my case today! Order yours before midnight tonight to get the special price!

When I wrote the first chapter of Raising Maidens of Virtue so many years ago, I never …

November 15, 2011

“Gentle Babies” Give-Away

Since so many of my readers are mommies who are eager to start using natural methods of health and healing with their families, I’m doing a give-away on my essential oil blog, Common Scents Moms! Gentle Babies: Essential Oils and natural Remedies for Pregnancy, Childbirth, Infants, and Young Children by Debra Raybern is an excellent resource for anyone, but especially for mothers and mothers-to-be! Check it out!

November 6, 2011

Mexican Green Tomato Garlic Soup

Fall is here and winter is on its way. Today we harvested the last of our garden and prepared the ground for next year. Now, what to do with all the wonderful green tomatoes and peppers? Tonight we made this Tex-Mex inspired soup and served it with corn bread and a salad. Everyone said it was a keeper, so I thought I’d share the recipe while I remembered what all …

October 11, 2011

Win a Beautiful Lilla Rose Hair Clip!

Enter to win a drawing where I am able to give away a free Lilla Rose Flexi Clip to two of my readers (up to $15.00 in value each). Keep reading to find out how!

It’s been a number of months since Misty Marr sent me a few samples of her Lilla Rose Flexi Clips. I’ve been eager to tell you about them because they really are the best hair …